*1951 in Vienna, AT
Lives and works in Vienna and Langenlois.
Norbert Fleischmann lives and works in Langenlois, Lower Austria.
His engagement with painting could be described as encyclopedic in a broad sense. Because it encompasses a wide variety of styles and genres, motifs, painting styles, and media influences, even forms of presentation and representation. Around the early key work painting material from 1999, Norbert Fleischmann has grouped more recent works, including the painting of a baroque hall of mirrors (heat) or concrete paint that is refined with gold leaf and framed by a gold-plated frame (rhodonite). The interior tappeti e libri seems to be based on a black and white photograph, the swirling ornament in iridescent the digital materiality of a computer-generated image. Regardless of whether it is about figurative or non-figurative painting, figuration like the old masters, or modern abstraction – there are probably only a few paintings that can hold a candle to Norbert Fleischmann. But he does not celebrate painting as a “hero” but makes the “myth” of painting the subject of his artistic work. (Ralf Christofori)