Andrea Bischof is one of Austria's most important contemporary artists and has made a name for herself through the subtleness of the coloration and exceptional harmony of her compositions. She achieves this through weeks of patiently juxtaposing dazzling tones that. The alluring interplay between surface and depth literally makes the pictures begin to breathe and pulsate. Bischof has always felt a strong affinity with French art and, in her work, continues in the footsteps of the Impressionists, Nabis and Fauves. Like the Abstract Expressionist artists Bischof has also made a close study of the fulminant late work of the great French master Claude Monet. This volume portrays Bischof's development form the mochrome works of her early period and the arcane depths of her Reflections, over the experimental works on paper to the strongly colored, expressive large-formats of the magnificent Pulsations series. An interview with the artist and a lavishly illustrated biography complete this overview.
Stephan Koja is an art historian and director of the Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden.