Special exhibition "Gottfried Salzmann / Nicole Bottet / Nieves Salzmann"
From 06. May 2018
GOTTFRIED SALZMANN / Nicole Bottet / Nieves Salzmann - Dr. Ing. Biering
The private collection Biering of the works of the SALZMANN family will be made available to the public for the first time from 06.May 2018 at the Museum Schloss Ritzen. This rare collection of works by the whole artistically active family shows the most outstanding works of all creative periods of Salzmann / Bottet / Salzmann.
Gottfried Salzmann, born in Saalfelden in 1943, is one of the world's best watercolor artists. His trademark is the precise and finely crafted works. If it used to be landscapes, it was later followed by series from big cities, especially known from his time in New York. Salzmann uses a variety of techniques in his works at the same time. His previous work includes more than 1500 works.
So far his works have been shown in more than 300 solo exhibitions in Europe, the USA and Asia, as well as in numerous exhibitions in museums all over Europe, for example in the Albertina (Vienna), the Salzburg Museum, the Museum Essl (Vienna), the Art Museum (Vaduz), the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris and the STRABAG Kunstforum (Vienna).
Nicole BOTTET, the wife of Gottfried Salzmann, was born in 1942 in Pontoise, France. Graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 1969. Since 1973 numerous solo exhibitions and exhibitions in France, Austria, Germany, Holland, Japan and Switzerland. Works by her were u. a. acquired from the following public museums and collections: Albertina, Vienna - Kasama Nichido Museum of Art, Kasama (Japan) - Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris - Musée Jenisch, Vevey (Switzerland) - Salzburg Museum, Salzburg - Le Musèe Olympique, Lausanne (Switzerland ). In the subtle colors of her pictures, Nicole Bottet repeatedly sets stronger color accents, which she enhances with gold leaf and silver. The artist lives and works in France.
The daughter of Salzmann and Bottet, born in 1976, NIEVES SALZMANN primarily produces urban landscapes and strictly ordered landscape systems in dark, broken brown and green. She herself describes her work as follows: "The perspectives, the streets, the tracks, the continuous lines that draw into the distance, which the observer mentally forms, fascinate my imagination. The nature of these urban landscapes, the outskirts, the no-man's-land, appeals to me. "