‘Nightwatchman Guard’ by Josef Florian Krichbaum
Artist: Josef Florian Krichbaum
Title: ‘Nightwatchman Guard’
Medium: Oils, Egg Tempera, Spraypaint on Panel
Dimensions: 7.9″ x 5.9″
Framing: Framed (Frame Size: 15.7″ x 9.9″)
Year of Creation: 2019
About the Artwork:
They are there.
They guide us and they take a look at what we are doing.
Without seeing, hearing, smelling or tasting anything.
They just know.
This Nightwatchman Guard is cruising around a waste, large, archaic landscapeand, as many of the Guards, has the main aim to protect and take care of where he lives in. Maybe even when it becomes more uncomfortable.
The painting mixes a quite pastose oil painting technique with some little effects of stencil art being afterwards reworked totally in oils and egg tempera again. Unique frame.” – Josef Florian Krichbaum
About the Artist:
Since studying arts – painting – in Vienna (1994-2001) I tried to create a vanguard painting style.
In my case I discoverd that this only can work being very personal and mixing styles in a unusual way.
I started combining old master skills, classic surrealism, comic arts and critical realism plus adding my very own passion: small and miniature painting techniques. Every single topic had one in common: it was not trendy or even “allowed” in official contemporary art evaluation. Today this becomes really better, but there is still a lot of distrust from artscene.
About 280 oilpaintings and 1000 drawings since 1996.
In 2006 the first ‘Guards’ appeared and became important symbols for paranoic but on the other handvery interesting and pleasant times…