Hubert Schmalix

Selected works

Biography

Hubert Schmalix

Hubert Schmalix was part of the group of artists that became known under the label “Junge Wilde” in the 1980s, among them Herbert Brandl, Siegfried Anzinger and Erwin Bohatsch. For Schmalix, who studied under Max Melcher at the Academy of Fine Art, amongst others, figuration has always been a crucial element of his work, but his focus lies less on the image content than on colour, form and surface.

 

Over the decades, and due to his move to the Philippines and Los Angeles, a transition from an expressive-gestic towards a contemplative, reduced form vocabulary is discernible. Besides numerous female nudes, his luminescent landscapes and Californian rows of houses captured from a bird’s-eye view in contrasting colour fields are the most impressive examples of his mature work. His motifs merge set pieces of bucolic scenes such as mountains, alpine cabins, waterfalls, gushing streams and driftwood into painted idylls. It is the permanent search for a locus amoenus which, while it doesn’t function as an existential perspective, is indeed a metaphor for the right life within the wrong one.

 

“I’m not a painter who paints the light. I create light through colour. This is what defines painting,” says Hubert Schmalix about his art. “One could also say I produce a light that does not exist in reality.”

 

Born in 1952 in Graz, Austria. Hubert Schmalix lives and works in Los Angeles and Vienna.

Exhibitions at Smolka Contemporary

Hubert Schmalix

Hubert Schmalix Landscape Smolka Contemporary

2022

Walking
Art Vienna 2022 Smolka Contemporary

2022

ART VIENNA 2022
Art&Antique Residenz Salzburg 2022 Smolka Contmeporary

2022

Art&Antique Residenz Salzburg 2022
Alois Mosbacher Thomas Stimm Smolka Contemporary

2022

Summer Exhibition
Smolka Contemporary Hubert Schmalix Spark Art Fair 2022

2022

SPARK Art Fair 2022
Smolka Contemporary Manfred Wakolbinger Hubert Schmalix

2022

Intermezzo

2021

Art&Antique Hofburg 2021
Art Austria Highlights 2021 Smolka Contemporary

2021

ART AUSTRIA HIGHLIGHTS 2021
Hubert Schmalix steve painting Smolka Contemporary

2021

Dark light, bright light
Ferdinand Melichar Smolka Contemporary

2021

Vienna Contemporary 2021
Hubert Schmalix Uta Weber Smolka Contemporary

2021

Summer Exhibition
Hubert Schmalix Tree Smolka Contemporary Art&Antique Salzburg

2021

ART&ANTIQUE Salzburg 2021
Art Austria 2021 Smolka Contemporary

2021

Art Austria 2021
Ferdinand Melichar und Hubert Schmalix

2020

New Works
Vienna Contemporary 2020

2020

Vienna Contemporary 2020

2020

Originalentwürfe zum Plakat und Fächer des Wiener Opernballs 2020

2019

Capriccio

2017

What a day!

2015

Ausstellung

2014

Gruppenaustellung

2014

Exhibition

Catalogues

Hubert Schmalix

 

Press

Hubert Schmalix