Bibliophilic artist’s book on the occasion of the presentation of the first Klocker Foundation Art Prize to Lois Weinberger.
The works of art by Lois Weinberger (*1947 in Stams, Tyrol) have revolved around the subject of nature since the seventies. In response to social discourses and issues concerning the boundary between nature and culture, he lets nature speak for itself.
Greenery, proliferate growth, wastelands, or the peripheries of civilization serve as references to the inner dynamism inscribed in everything that lives. The artist’s minimal pictorial compositions and barely visible interventions transform flora into “perfect, provisory territories” that reveal the perfection of changeable, unfinished, seemingly senseless processes and conditions without any apparent structure.
The poetic, universally appealing oeuvre of the participant in the 1997 documenta, and artist of the Austrian Pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale is internationally renowned.