Auf den ersten Blick.
Junge Illustration aus Wien

At first sight.
Young Illustrators from Vienna

30 September 2015 to 31 January 2016

1040 Vienna, Karlsplatz 8
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Illustrations are omnipresent. In magazines, advertisements and on packaging, but also in political feature stories, fashion articles and cooking recipes: illustrations stand out from the flood of images, they catch our attention. Why are illustrations experiencing a boom just now? The answer may be in their analog qualities. Most illustrators use pencils, brushes or chalk, they paint over, make collages, craft objects and then take photos of them, they make films and animated pictures. All of this creates a fascinating sensory quality.

As an applied art, illustration must work at first sight, but it's also worth taking a second, closer look. The compact exhibition showcases works by several artists from the young generation of illustrators currently at work in Vienna. Their range is remarkably broad, including everything from striking children’s book illustrations to ironic collages, from loud gig posters to cool, upscale commercials. The boundary lines between illustration and free art, comics and graffiti are blurred. The exhibition has been designed by Studio VIE, one of the city's most exciting new branding and design agencies.

The exhibition is taking place in conjunction with Vienna Design Week.

At first sight.
Young Illustrators from Vienna - Information