Christus wird vom Satan versucht

Walla, August

Temptation of Christ.

August Walla lived at the Haus der Künstler at the Maria Gugging hospital, in continual fear of death, God and other human creatures. At a young age he began collecting objects that he found among the litter on the street. He brought them to life by covering them with incomprehensible inscriptions. He collected dictionaries of foreign languages, and invented new words by combining existing ones. The handwritten notes are always an important part of his work.