Kurt Hüpfner's Drawings

Drawings are always the starting point of Hüpfner’s work. During the creation he is drawing from his experiences with écriture automatique, a technique he adapted from the surrealists in the beginning of the 1960ies. Hüpfner’s automatic drawing touches on the gestural-abstract side of informal art. The drawings are produced, while the artist is cancelling out his surroundings and focussing on the ‘present’, dominated by his unconscious. The results are more or less carved out cyphers, reminding the observer of the naive-emblematical autodidactic works of Art Brut. Most of the drawings later serve as sketches and studies for paintings, sculptures, assemblages or graphic novels and convolutes.