Petra von Kazinyan

Petra von Kazinyan is one of our younger artists. Her work ranges between art history and the present, between figuration and abstraction. She deals closely with the theme of identity in a post-digital, globalised world.

Von Kazinyan's most recent work, following international appearances, was exhibited at the Venice Biennale di Venezia in 2019 and 2022.

She works with famous motifs of the Old Masters but adds elements of disruption to her paintings. These seem to want to anonymise the figures, which are after all, quite familiar, and objectify their bodies in the process, thus robbing them of their identity. And at the same time, these abstract interventions in the form of thick brushstrokes or net structures laid over them expand their level of interpretation.