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    Mark Van Yetter

    Form as foundation
    13.08.2018 – 25.08.2018

    • Damn Forest, 2016, oil on paper, 160 x 32 cm, courtesy of the artist and Bridget Donahue Gallery
      Portrait photo: Konrad Lippert
      Medium/Media: Painting, drawing
      Location: Festung Hohensalzburg

      Language: English
      What to bring: A portfolio of previous works, a digital file is fine. Basic materials for painting and drawing. Generally students should bring the materials they are familiar with in their practice.
      Requirements: Basic grasp of English
      Maximum number of participants: 20
      Co-teacher: Sophia Mairer
      Teilnahmegebühr: € 700,– (€ 540,–)


      This course will explore formal decision-making in painting as a way to create meaning in an artwork. In what ways can form, line, composition, depth and colour impede, undermine or reinforce how the work might be interpreted? In what ways can these fundamentals of image-making be utilised to convey a message, emotion or concept? How does the manner of representation in a painting allow the subject represented to assume different and more profound meaning?

      The course will centre on these questions, the main objective being each artist’s/student’s individual creative concerns. The focus will be on discovering how the essential aspects of painting and drawing might create greater meaning within each individual artist’s practice. For this reason, participants will be encouraged to use the majority of the time developing their current technique and interests, with one-on-one discussions being the primary manner to address concerns and questions relating to each artist’s unique approach. In addition, the course will include a series of exercises relating to formal problem-solving; these might be better understood as a springboard for thinking of painting and drawing in broader terms, both orphically and conceptually.