Kernbeis, Franz

Education: none.
Profession/occupation: farm hand, until the age of 20.

Franz Kernbeis lives in the Haus der Künstler at the Maria Gugging hospital. His drawings depict individual objects – a building, a vehicle, a person – as highly complex webs, floating in an empty space. He draws the contour rapidly and accurately, by hand, and divides the main form into smaller parts. Dense, overlapping cross-hatching gives the impression that the objects move, have souls, and are wrapped in semi-transparent tissue.

Franz Kernbeis
1935 Oostenrijk / Austria -