ROKOKO Tints comprises paintings from the years 2018 until 2021, that fill up the exhibition space in a baroque manner. For his show in Vienna, Florin Kompatscher designed two new installative interventions together with the extension of the “red kitchen”. In his painting, the artist has always been generating bizarrely aesthetic dream worlds that are impossible to narrow down stylistically. The form appears to emerge from the subconscious and to hark back to surrealism, while the atmospheric dissolving of colour is reminiscent of impressionism. Especially in the new work series, the serene playfulness of the composition comes across very dynamic and also cheerful in the choice of colours.
Florin Kompatscher born in Bolzano, Italy, in 1960. Studied with Carl Unger and Adolf Frohner at the Academy of Applies Arts in Vienna from 1981 to 1986. Since then, he has had numerous international exhibitions, which left a lasting echo in the public mind not least for many a catchy title, such as ROKOKO Tints (Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman Vienna, 2021), Comix & Atlantix (Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman Innsbruck, 2020), Discrete Austrian Secrets (Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art Chongqing, 2019/2020), Genie out of the bottle (Haverkampf Berlin, 2018), schleie farbe lief (Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman Vienna, 2018), Fluss ohne Ufer (Künstlerhaus Bethanien, 2018), Trip de Roche (Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, 2012), Der Himmel hatte Fieber (Kunstverein Offenburg-Mittelbaden, 2012), Wake Up Before You Go Purple (Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, 2010), Die Scherbe des Himmels (Galerie Strickner, Vienna, 2010), My Brain is on an Elevator (Galerie Eva Bracke, Berlin, 2009), Der scharfe Rand der Erde (Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman Innsbruck, 2008), Purple & Asphalt (Forum Kunst, Rottweil, 2007), Alles Andere ist wahr (Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, 2006), Die Lange Heimat (Kunstverein Heilbronn, 2006), or dumdidldauda (kjubh Kunstverein, Cologne, 2002), to mention but a few. Following several stays abroad, in Rome, Madrid, and Paris, each lasting for several years, Florin Kompatscher, together with his wife Maria Brunner, has been living in Berlin since 2003.