Josef Florian Krichbaum


Josef Florian Krichbaum, born in 1974 in Innsbruck, Austria,
lives and works as a freelance artist in Vienna, Austria.

He is sometimes referred to as the ‘Heavy Metal Biedermeier’’,
as Austrian writer Franzobel once said:
The paintings of Krichbaum, who, not without irony, calls himself JFK, are genre pictures of a society committed to mercantilism, without such mercantilism being explicitly condemned. They are emotional states of lonely, sad people, which, interestingly, become most tangible in the group representations, in which each individual is very much by himself or herself, despite the seeming proximity, there is no togetherness, only coexistence.