Kurt Hüpfner's Paintings

Since the beginning of the 1980ies Hüpfner‘s paintings show similiarities with neoexpressionistic and neosymbolistic tendencies, forming a synthesis between the Italian Transvanguardia movement and the new savage painting style. He is using multiple colour layers for his emblematic and simplified portrayal of the material world. Hüpfner’s painting is also closely connected to the manner of painting and design language of flemish expressionism in the 1920ies, especially with Constant Permeke, who is appreciated by Hüpfner. Beside him Hüpfner is also influenced widely by the art of Albin Egger Lienz. This kind of neoexpressionistic-primitive manner of painting still remains in Hüpfners art, even if he is occasionally picking up Pop Art and its colorful chromaticity.

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