Location: United States
Anton Franz Hoeger is German painter born 1956 in Munich. He is a member of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, founded by five writers and painters, including Ernst Fuchs.
Although he graduated in the late 70s of the last century, he fully dedicated himself to painting only in 2000. ”Vienna School“, Hoeger’s artistic origin, is characterized by unreal, dreamy motifs in opulent Mannerist style, elaborate techniques of the old Italian and Dutch masters.
Despite the admiration towards the artistic finesse of the old masters and eccentric and dynamic Baroque painting that can be seen as a natural basis of Hoeger’s art – or Malgeschichte – his paintings contain the essence of philosophical, and go beyond the ‘pure techniques’ of his painting style.
Modern artists, such as Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns or Sigmar Polke not only influenced his development, but were also partly interpreted in his work.
Hoeger’s work deals with social issues, such as the present position of women in the society, or the attempts at the destruction of man manifested by a lowquality TV programme. He also creates thematic corpuses, such as integration, participation and power of the media, as well as rewritings of
Hoeger’s paintings are the mirror of our present existence.
Kain-am I my brother's keeper? Cain can be seen as well as play a dual role. It describes also the destruction of the today's man.
Oi lon Linnen 90cm x 215 cm
Oil On Linnen 180cm x 90cm
Oil on Linnen 120cm x 160cm
This painting, I did 2016, was inspird by Friedrich Hoelderlin, and a bit more of the music "Kammermusik 1958" after Hoelderlin, by Hans Werner Henze.
Oil on board, 150cm x 150cm