530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Claudia Mayer-Mallenau
Breaking with Realism
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Cosmo   Cosmo
    Acrylic, Collage & Mixed Media on Canvas
    47.5" x 63"
    Claudia Mayer-Mallenau

  • Rebel   Rebel
    Acrylic, Collage & Mixed Media on Canvas
    79" x 39.5"
    Claudia Mayer-Mallenau

  • Danse   Danse
    Acrylic, Collage & Mixed Media on Canvas
    47.5" x 39.5"
    Claudia Mayer-Mallenau

  • Matrix   Matrix
    Acrylic, Collage & Mixed Media on Canvas
    79" x 39.5"
    Claudia Mayer-Mallenau


Claudia Mayer-Mallenau

CLAUDIA MAYER-MALLENAU

Breaking with Realism
September 2 - September 22, 2017
Reception: Thursday September 7, 2017 6-8 PM

The large-scale, powerful portraits of Austrian artist Claudia Mayer-Mallenau combine a strong sense of composition with an almost unsettling ability to reveal the many internal layers of the subject. While her images are modern in scope and execution, she ascribes to the tradition whereby a portrait tells a story: both of where the person has come from and of the emotional experience that has guided that person’s interaction with the world. In each work, she masterfully uses color, form, and texture to convey strong emotions and a decidedly expressionist bent.

Working in a collage format, Mayer-Mallenau combines charcoal, acrylics, scrape knifes, and tiny magazine clippings to form complex, highly textural alternate realities that truly allow the viewer to get a glimpse of the subject’s soul. Indeed, for Mayer-Mallenau, the technique becomes part of the overall meaning and context of her work: where the impression of a holistic portraiture dissolves upon closer  look into the realization that the picture is composed of many, many tiny pieces. As Mayer-Mallenau says, “There is always a second truth, always two sides of just one coin.


Invitation to Claudia Mayer-Mallenau's exhibition
Read Claudia Mayer-Mallenau's artist statement and view art for sale on ARTmine.com

Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
(+1) 212-226-4151 (+1)212-966-4380 Miki Stiles 1984