GERHARD FLEKATSCH
visual art


about me





Gerhard Flekatsch is an artist from Vienna. In addition to his former profession in medical aviation management, he can also look back on many years of positive experience as a cultural journalist, cultural manager (director "Naher Osten - Naher Westen") and photographer. In 2006 Flekatsch reconnects with his formative youth, when he was introduced to painting and drawing in the studio of his grandfather Professor Richard Mahler. Since then he has devoted himself entirely to the fine arts. His artistic activity is focused on human imagination, perception and the arbitrariness of boundaries.


Gerhard Flekatsch ist Kunstschaffender aus Wien. Zusätzlich zu seinem früheren Beruf im flugmedizinischen Management, kann er auch auf viele Jahre positiver Erfahrung als Kulturjournalist, Kulturmanager (Intendant „Naher Osten – Naher Westen“) und Fotograf zurückblicken. 2006 schließt Flekatsch an seine prägende Jugendzeit an, in der er im Atelier seines Großvaters Professor Richard Mahler in die Malerei und das Zeichnen eingeführt wurde. Seither widmet er sich voll und ganz der Bildenden Kunst. Seine künstlerische Tätigkeit befasst sich mit menschlicher Vorstellungsvielfalt, Wahrnehmung und der Willkürlichkeit von Grenzen.



selected exhibitions and events


2019
SULUV Gallery, " waste and society ", work in progress with 4 Serbian and 4 Austrian artists, Novi Sad
2018
24 hours Svilara „ Between reminiscence and expectation “, opening of Kulturna Stanica Svilara, Novi Sad by Prime Minister Ana Brnabić
2018
Artist in residence with NS2021 foundation. Collaboration with Likovni Krug at Petrovaradin studios
2016
Bell tower Liesl „hells bells“, curated by Dr. Ulrike Schuster, Graz
2014
Umjetnička Galerija BiH (National Gallery of BiH) curated by Dr. Edith Risse, Sarajevo
2013
Gallery am Schillerplatz "multiple choice“ opening by Friedrich Cerha and Ursula Magnes, Vienna
2011
Art 4 Amnesty International, life painting (5 artists) 50 faces for 50 years AI, Vienna
2011
Art-com gallery, "idiosyncrasy" curated by Mag. Angelika Romauch, Vienna
2010
Video for Absolut Vodka exhibition "absolut essential", Vienna
2010
"Near East – Near West", transcultural dialogue and festival (2 month) at Hainfeld Castle
2009
Wittgensteinhaus „gestural phrasing“, opening Ernst Strobl, Vienna
2006
Museum Arterra "fluida" curated by Elmar Zorn and Ewald Stastny, Berndorf
2005
Performance "mit den Augen essen" (eating with your eyes), Museumsquartier Vienna, curated by Sylvie Proidl and Ingrid Süschetz, Vienna
2002
Gallery Tonart „under your skin" opening Mag. Andrea Jungmann (Sotheby’s), Vienna
1995
„art integro“ Art Mile - Round Table 37, curated by Angelica Bäumer and Agnes Husslein, Vienna
1993
Casineum Velden, Casinos Austria, Velden
1993
Austrian Embassy "inner affairs", Washington D.C.