Helmut Dirnaichner

Shungit – 2021, Zellulose, 22 Pigmente, 49 x 42 cm, im Rahmen 73,5 x 66 cm
Ausstellungsansicht "Erde, Stein, Pigment. Helmut Dirnaichner - Alfonso Fratteggiani Bianchi", Galerie Renate Bender, 2019
Oltre il blu # 1222 - 2012, Lapislazuli, Auripigment, Zellulose auf Holz, 39 x 35,5 cm, gerahmt 57 x 55 cm
Azurit Vivianit # 2021-01 - 2021, Lapislazuli, Vivianit, Azurit, Elfenbeinschwarz, Zellulose, 29 x 25 cm, im Rahmen 47 x 43 cm
Palude und schwarzer Marmor # 0328, Holzkohle, Schiefer, schwarzer Marmor, Onyx, Palude, Zellulose, Holz, 40 x 38 x 2 cm, gerahmt 56 x 54 cm
Azurit und Zinnober # 2021-02 - 2021, Azurit, Zinnober, Zellulose; 48,5 x 40,5 cm, im Rahmen 74 x 64 cm
Azurit # 9219 - 1992, Azurit, Zellulose, Durchmesser 63 cm, gerahmt 80 x 80 cm
Meteore - 2008/2019, Ausstellungsansicht Villa Almone Rom, Italien
Shungit – 2021, cellulose, 22 pigments, 49 x 42 cm, in frame 73.5 x 66 cm
Exhibition view "Earth, Stone, Pigment. Helmut Dirnaichner - Alfonso Fratteggiani Bianchi", Galerie Renate Bender, 2019
Oltre il blu # 1222 - 2012, lapis lazuli, auripigment, cellulose on wood, 39 x 35,5 cm, framed 57 x 55 cm
Azurit Vivianit # 2021-01 - 2021, lapis lazuli, vivianite, azurite, ivory black, cellulose, 29 x 25 cm, framed 47 x 43 cm
Palude und schwarzer Marmor # 0328, charcoal, slate, black marble, onyx, palude, cellulose, wood, 40 x 38 x 2 cm, framed 56 x 54 cm
Azurit und Zinnober # 2021-02 - 2021, azurite, vermilion, cellulose, 48,5 x 40,5 cm, framed 74 x 64 cm
Azurit # 9219 - 1992, azurite, cellulose, d. 63 cm, framed 80 x 80 cm
Meteore - 2008/2019, exhibition view, villa Almone Rom, Italy
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Helmut Dirnaichner was born in 1942 in Kolbermoor, Bavaria. He lives and works in Munich, Germany and Milan, Italy.

With his fragile works of ground earth, stones, minerals and cellulose, Helmut Dirnaichner occupies a unique position in contemporary art. The artist describes himself as the poetic “creator” of his art.

Since 1982 Dirnaichner has been working with stones and semi-precious jewels like azurite, malachite and lapis lazuli, materials which can be traced back to the beginnings of painting. These stones, he discovered, provide him with a natural color palette. At the beginning of his creative process, he crushes and grinds the stones until granules are formed. This mineral substance is combined with cellulose without using any binding agents. It interfuses with the resulting fragile pictorial body, thereby rendering a richly varied surface structure. These structures have a different effect depending on the position of the viewer and the ambient light, lending them a unique depth and tranquillity. In this way, as Dirnaichner himself has commented, the artist enters into a dialogue with the stones.

pdf biography print version (180,96 KB)

pdf exhibition catalog "Black is Beautiful" - 2021 (1.503,19 KB)

pdf exhibition catalog "Erde, Stein, Pigment. Alfonso Fratteggiani Bianchi - Helmut Dirnaichner", - 2019 (6.276,63 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "Erde, Stein, Pigment" - 2019 (126,18 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "wie weiss ist wissen die weisen" - 2019 (679,15 KB)

pdf exhibition catalog "Fifty Shades of Red" - 2016 (741,35 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "WORKS ON & WITH PAPER" - 2015 (675,89 KB)