*1981 in AT
Lives and works in Schönabrunn.
„Stefan Zsaitsits has been drawing since childhood. He developed his craft primarily with studies on self-portraits and people. He benefits a lot from studying with Adolf Frohner. He appreciates the lively exchange of ideas. Where is it too lovely, where is it too difficult? During these years everything revolves around painting. The early works are full of symbolism, expressive, colorful. There will be a gradual reduction until 2009, which is ultimately also reflected in the reduction in technical resources. So he turns to draw. The first results give him confidence and his goal is now to exhaust this medium as much as possible.
In addition to depictions of the heads of children, Stefan Zsaitsits turns to depictions of houses, animals entangled with people, and other subjects. The emotionally charged level nourishes itself from his introspection or dealing with it. In between, there is always a foray into oil painting. For the time being, the jump back, from the line to the surface, does not want to be. The immediacy of the pencil, but also the exceeding of its conventional possibilities, stimulate him further and further. Concentrated, far away from the hustle and bustle and fashions, he wrests substance and depth from his work, which are always noticeable and which explain his great success. Around 500 drawings were created in this way.
Significant private and public collections, including the Lentos, the Albertina, and the Ferdinandeum, now have works by the artist.”
Gerald Trapp, Stefan Zsaitsits catalog: Nachtfahrten, summer 2018
Ausstellungen, Projekte und Messen mit der GalerieSUITE. Zeichnung’21