The Gallery Raum mit Licht in Vienna are proud to present new sculptures and paintings by Austrian artist Ernst Koslitsch. The artist works consistently on his ever-growing project „Yellow Universe“. This universe depicts a parallel fantasy world, a fictional culture, and a mysterious society. For his sculptures, the artist utilizes used yellow painted wooden panels
that he finds on construction sites.
Each piece he takes to his studio is an object that begins a story onto which he adds his own. When he starts a project, he carefully selects a piece or two from his different shaped and sized collection. Then begins the artistic process of cutting, sawing, nailing, rearranging, painting, and gradually turning into sculptural mirrors of his fantastical worlds.
The lockdowns have given him more time, opening his mind to furthering this world beyond abstract sculptural objects he calls flat-lands.
During the pandemic, he began integrating for the first time inhabitants.
Ernst has since been working on rough yet at the same time delicate, filigran figurative
wooden creatures, allowing us a more in-depth picture of this yellow cosmos.
When the Yellow Universe crowds his mind, and he needs fast release and space, he paints.
He stands before the empty canvas, the brush touches the white surface, and the magic begins. Creatures large and small start forming, dominating the canvas in colors that tell us this world is a loud, bright and crazy place.
His paintings are narratives of life taking place in this yellow space. His world, inspired and fed by his love for mythological history, and science fictional worlds presented in books, movies, and television series.
Ernst Koslitsch is a contemporary Austrian artist, who at a young age escaped the small conservative village where he was born and followed a career as Kitchen Chef, working all over the world. Ernst soon discovered that he could no longer ignore his true calling as an artist, so he applied and was accepted at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where he graduated in
There he studied Photography and Fine art under Professor Gabriele Rothemann.
Later he also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Sculpture and performative arts under Monica Bonvicini.
Since his Diploma, he has participated in numerous exhibitions and art fairs. The Parallel Art Fair, Art Brussels amongst others.
Raum mit Licht is a contemporary art gallery, established in 2008 in an atmospheric ambience of a former workshop. The gallery program includes both Austrian and international positions, creating a diverse dialogue between artists.