‘Guardess with Match’ by Josef Florian Krichbaum
Artist: Josef Florian Krichbaum
Title: ‘Guardess with Match’
Medium: Pencils and gouache on panel
Dimensions: 5.4″ x 3.9″
Framing: Framed in white float frame with acrylic glass
Year of Creation: 2021
About the Artwork:
“This Guardess (guard+princess) is showing a match like in an old dutch portrait. As most of my guards, who are symbols of very important “little”, some times underrated goods of our civilized society, she focuses on the archaic importance of being able to produce “fire” everywhere. Since long times humans thus were able not only to cook and make food durable, but also to defend frostiness and cold.” – Josef Florian Krichbaum
About the Artist:
Josef Florian Krichbaum
Born in Tyrol/Austria in 1974 I grew up in Upper Austria not far from Salzburg and studied “Painting & Graphics” in Vienna at
Accademy of Applied Arts, where artists like Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt made their first steps a hundret years ago.
After diploma degree in 2001 I started doing exhibitions and due to first contacts to galleries, which liked my ultra detailed small scale narrative
paintings in oils and eggtempera I decided to try to make my living from arts from the very beginning.
Since then about 120 solo and group exhibitions as well as artfairs in A, UK, SWE, DK, GER, I, SLO, CZ , PL took place.
The most notable exhibtion was in 2012, when I exhibited 60 paintings together with famous British artist Gerald Scarfe in
Egon Schiele Art Museum Krumau (CZ) with more than 48.000 visitors.
Two major influences come together in my art: comics, cartoons and (nowadays) street art and – on the other side: old masters, especially Rembrandt
and Pieter Bruegel t.e.
In my two artworks exhibited I show two mixed medias combining pencil drawing and gouache paint on special treated panels.