BERND HORAK. Born in 1964 in Salzburg/Austria. Until 1990 studied art at David
Garde, Jörg Immendorff and Christian Ludwig in Attersee. Until 1996 development of his oeuvre, performances and films. Until
2004 painting and multimedia-shows. Worked while living in the United States,
China, Great Britain and Germany. Horak put "Art and Economy", "Art
and Fine Food" and "Art and Construction into practice. National and international awards in art competitions.
As from 2005 book presentations
monographs, the series "Multiversum and "Movement-Meeting" arise.
Experiments with the "colour" wine. Horak became a protagonist of painting with wine.
2006 patenting of - Vinorell
- paintings with pure red wine,-
which is presented as the first registered form of art. Since 2007 assignments
for Salzburg Hospital (SALK) for artistic creation and configuration of diverse
departments and hotels.
of Vinorell i.e. in the Miele
Gallery Salzburg, the international wine fairs "VinAustria" and "Vinova
" (Salzburg & Vienna). Action paintings i.e. with the German Media
star Detlef D! Soost.
In 2008 the series "Zeitwerk - Timeworks" is developed and operates
with the styrian winegrower "Weinhof Rauch". The special wine serial
"Vino Vitalis " is introduced and Horak designs the labels for the
bottles. As from 2008/2009 the series "Zeitwerk - Timework" is developed and will be
presented i.e. Vienna, Villach,Salzburg (Austria), Cologne, Calw, Berlin (Germany)
Colours for an artist are
a showcase of coming into one's own. They combine intention and motive for
people that like to study paintings. The Vinorell arises from this close and
procreative relationship. Actually the creator of Vinorell is the wine itself.
The established Vinorell achieves its uniqueness and quality using the idea and transformation
done by the Austrian artist Bernd Horak. We take this opportunity to invite
you to take a look at this idea and we hope for positive approval.
Because of the artist Bernd
Horak's degree of maturity his creations are, like a good wine maturing, highly
His career and his degree of maturity does
not start with the "invention" of Vinorell, his work stems from the
early 80s, when his paintings were close to the Vienna Phantastic Realism.
He maturated in the 90s, after studying art
to the "New Savages" to be highly recommended with many art collectors
as part of the "Ad-hoc".
Horak is an artist on an international level, because his exhibitions
have been located in Austria,
Germany, Italy Luxembourg
and Great Britain, as well as China, Japan and the US.The introduction of his works in national as well as international
collections confirm the cultural value of his works.
Vinorell - Paintings with
pure red wine
The registered trademark Vinorell means to
paint with pure red wine. The owner of the trademark and inventor of the technique
Vinorell is Bernd Horak. He developed a method to conserve the colour and ingredients
of the wine on the paper or canvas.
Vinorell is based on the derivative of the
word "aquarell" (water colour), whereby instead of using water colours it is painted with red wine.
Depending on the sort of wine and region there is a high contrast spectrum
of red, brown, violet and including some yellow and green.
The painted Vinorell. What is most important, is not the hours of laborious attention
to detail, but the short periods of high concentrated and developed work .
The Vinorell requires a sophisticated technique, clear conception and courage
and does not allow for insecurities, hesitation or reputation. Speed, ability and coincidence are the aspects that lead to an explosive
effective painting. Balance
and spontaneity, condensation of technique and decomposition are equal to each
other in Vinorell and produce an aesthetically pleasing result of dimension,
origin and quality of the wine and the art.
The curator of the gallery in Saarbrücken/Germany
Marlies Tharmann wrote: "Bernd
Horak is an artist who moves like a hunter within the imagination of the visual
memory. He knows how to elaborate figures and concreteness out of unexpected,
almost anarchical applied spots of color. While he speaks of his colourful
oil painting and of the characteristic recontoured gestures, he maximises the
expression of form in Vinorell while reducing the composition of the painting.
In this style and the associated
syntax of the colourful paintings awesome creations are developed. They are
not perceived as burlesques, nor are they masquerading, ironical or subject
to communication, as some quick contemplator may see. The world of Bernd Horak's
paintings are homage to the big spirits of art and wine.
Exhibitions in Austria:
SALZBURG (A) VinAustria Vienna (A) Bank Austria
Lounge SALZBURG (A) Miele Galerie Vienna (A) Vinova, Messe Neu SALZBURG (A)
SALK-Labor WELS (A) Europa Center Vienna (A) Canon Business Center GMUNDEN
(A) Villa Toscana ST. WOLFGANG (A) Scalleria SALZBURG (A) Esszimmer BAD SCHALLERBACH
(A) Atrium LINZ (A) Canon Business Center SALZBURG (A) PrivatMedizinischeUniversität
SALZBURG (A) Pro Juventute - Galerie WIEN (A) Design Center Austria LINZ (A)
Hotel Nike KLAGENFURT (A) Austrian Art Association SALZBURG (A) Galerie im
Zwerglgarten LINZ (A) AWD Österreich BAD ISCHL (A) Kulturwoche Bad Ischl
INNSBRUCK (A) Penz & Larch GRAZ (A) Canon Business Center SALZBURG (A)
Schloß Kleßheim WELS (A) Kunsthalle der VKB SALZBURG (A) SALK -III.
Medizin SALZBURG (A) Congress-Center
Exhibitions - Europe:
HANNOVER (D) Galerie Prisma DUSSELDORF (D)
Galerie Bergmann FRANKFURT/M. (D) Vision Direct MUNICH (D) Galerie Agnesien
LUXEMBOURG (LUX) Theatre des Capouzin TRAUNSTEIN (D) Städtische Galerie
JESOLO (I) Galeria ATP, Sala Tintoretto KARLSRUHE (D) Schlosshotel Karlsruhe
FRANKFURT/M. (D) Galerie im Plus ROSENHEIM (D) Galerie Wolfbeisser FRANKFURT/M.
(D) Burger & Krier LONDON (UK) Webart Gallery MARXZELL (D) Hotel Marxzeller
Mühle VERONESE (I) Festspielausstellung BERLIN (D) Galerie Eigenart BONN
(D) Kunstraum XI SAARBRÜCKEN (D) Kunsthaus HANAU (D) Point of Art HALLE
(D) Galerie Treppe BRUGGES (B) Galerie Ars Novis SIEBELDINGEN (D) Akademische
Museum of Fine Arts Hintersee Bernd Horak
Hintersee 38/ A-5324 Hintersee/Austria
call:+43 (0) 699-1020-9254
mail: kunst at kunstimpuls.com
www.vinorell.com (german & english)
(german & english)
Exhibitions - World:
HONG KONG (VCR) The Repulse Bay LOS ANGELES
(USA) Brentwood Art School GLENDALE (USA) Chewy Chase Gallery SAN FRANZISKO
(USA) The Hank Gallery TOKYO (JPN) Digital Creators Contest NEW YORK (USA)
Unusual Gallery of Arts OSAKA (JPN) International Trienal BEJING (VCR) Open
Art Gallery SCHANGHAI (VCR) University of Open Art