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, powerful portraits of Austrian artist Claudia Mayer-Mallenau present a solid 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 adheres to tradition whereby a portrait tells a story, such as where the person has come from or the emotional experiences that have shaped their interaction with the world. In each work, she masterfully combines color, form, and texture with a decidedly expressionist bent to convey strong emotions.

Working in a collage format, Mayer-Mallenau uses charcoal, acrylics, knives, and tiny magazine clippings to form complex, alternate realities that give viewers a glimpse of the subject’s soul. Indeed, for Mayer-Mallenau, style and technique become part of the overall meaning of her work: upon closer inspection, the portrait as a whole dissolves with the viewer's realization that the image comprises 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