Bakerhouse Gallery
Graz / Berlin

Monsieur Schabernack

Christoph Zeugswetter, auch bekannt als Monsieur Schabernack, ist ein 1984 in Wien geborener selbständiger Grafikdesigner. Seine Arbeit ist stark von den Dadaisten und amerikanischen Pinups beeinflusst, und er baut oft Elemente der Absurdität und des Kontrasts in seine grafischen und plakatähnlichen Bilder ein. Sein Ziel ist es, den Betrachter durch die Spannung zwischen Abstraktion und gegenständlichen Elementen zu überraschen, zu amüsieren und zu verblüffen.

Lewis Blake

Lewis Blake ist ein Maler aus London, der jetzt in Graz, Österreich, lebt. Er wurde von dem berühmten Künstler Damien Hirst ausgebildet und seine Arbeit ist von Dokumentarfotografie, Grafikdesign und Anthropologie beeinflusst. Seine Gemälde stellen Gebäude und Wahrzeichen auf neue und lebendige Weise dar und ermutigen den Betrachter, sie in einem anderen Licht zu sehen und neu zu schätzen.

Agostina Suazo

Agostina Suazo ist eine Künstlerin aus Chile, die jetzt in Edlitz, Österreich, lebt. Ursprünglich arbeitete sie als Lehrerin, verfolgte aber später eine künstlerische Laufbahn und reiste nach Indien und Österreich. Schließlich ließ sie sich in Österreich nieder, wo sie eine Heimat gefunden hat und als Bühnenbildnerin für den Güssinger Kultursommer sowie als Künstlerin für Gemälde und Wandmalereien arbeitet. Suazos Kunst ist von ihren Reisen und ihrer chilenischen Herkunft beeinflusst, und sie bezieht oft traditionelle Symbole und Motive in ihre Arbeiten ein.

Javier Calleja

Javier Calleja was born in Málaga in 1971 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in art from the University of Granada in 2000. Before completing his artistic training at the age of 31, he trained as a gymnastics athlete for the Olympic Games. Calleja's work seems to have a simple aesthetic, but he creates surprising and humorous works of art through clever alterations of everyday events. In his paintings, drawings and sculptures, he uses the aesthetic conventions of comics and children's book illustrations in his search for simplicity and immediacy.

In addition to comics, Pop Art and Surrealism also influence the work of Javier Calleja. The artist invites the viewer to become part of the playful scenes and interact by participating in his ironies or reacting to the disproportionate sizes that evoke the worlds of Alice.

Patrick Hughes

Bakerhouse Gallery is proud to present Patrick Hughes exclusively in Austria!

Patrick Hughes' first solo exhibition took place in Mayfair, London in 1961. Since then he has had solo exhibitions in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and New York, as well as in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland - a total of 154 to date. Patrick made his first relief painting in 1964. He has refined his system enormously over the past fifty years, a system that is widely imitated.

His works consist of wooden pyramids built in perspective but upside down, with the furthest point of the depicted space closest to the viewer. The resulting illusion is extraordinary; the viewer relates to the painting as it appears to move seamlessly, giving the impression of being in space or outside the architecture depicted.

The University of London awarded Patrick Hughes a Doctor of Science degree in 2014 for his contribution to the study of the psychology of perception. Hughes has studied visual and verbal logic his entire career and has written a book about it. His book, Paradoxymoron, Foolish Wisdom in Words and Pictures, offers a masterful insight into his original thinking.

The Tate Gallery, the British Library, the British Academy, the Wurth Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Detroit Institute of Art, and many other institutions display Hughes' art. Reflecting on the history of art and architecture, his imaginative and inventive work is inspiring and insightful about our world and our relationship to it.

Jörg Döring

Jörg Döring, freelance artist, was born in the mid-60s in the Ruhr area. Already in early youth, motivated by a fostered interest in art, first paintings are created.

In 1986 the first professional studio is established in Essen, from 1988 works are shown in the context of regional exhibitions. In 1995 the studio moves to Düsseldorf, national and international presentations at art fairs and in galleries ensure a steadily growing level of awareness.

Early works of Döring are characterized by historical highlights of Pop Art of the 60s and 70s, the thematic presence in the parental home affected his work. Iconic personalities, revolutionary characters, comic book, Marvel and brand stories, advertising claims, headlines, typographies... Aesthetic worlds that always surrounded Döring are continuously present, were and are used by the artist as raw material to develop and counteract his own time-defining stories on canvas. This versatile approach remains at the core of his daily work to this day.

From the mid-1990s, Döring adds the technique of serigraphy to his work, in addition to oil painting, which he has consistently practiced to date, and which forms a focus of his extensive oeuvre in the following years. Since 2010, he has devoted himself intensively to the work on collages, which are also used as a supplement or substructure for oil paintings.

The blending and linking of the different, visual disciplines is the basis for the creative processes, which always combine anew and consciously exclude routine. Over the creative process of the artist, a multilayered mixture of material, technique, reflection and ambiguity has emerged. Some original elements are constantly carried along and can be traced as a line. Many expanding facets were added in the course of the artistic activity. In Döring's doing and being everything is constantly in transformation....

In three decades JD has developed an independent, vital visual language with original references and perspectives on the complex and complicated everyday world. His pictorial œuvre formulates itself aesthetically fine-nerved and pleasurable, as well as with all balance and splendor of the works, in the depth ideally and meaningfully charged.

JD lives and works in Meerbusch near Düsseldorf, his artistic work has been shown in over 250 exhibitions, including in Munich, Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin and Frankfurt, London, Zurich, Luxembourg, Stockholm, Basel, Paris, New Delhi, Los Angeles and Miami.


Nychos (born 1982) is an illustrator, urban artist and graffiti artist from Austria. He is known for his signature sectional, cross-sectional, x-ray and translucent style, often portraying animals and characters from pop culture.

His works can be seen on walls around the world, while his works on canvas and drawings have been shown in international galleries. In 2015, the artist released the documentary film "The Deepest Depths of the Burrow," in which he recounts his experiences as a globetrotting artist. Nychos' pseudonym comes from a dinosaur named "Deinonychus." The name means "terrible claw" in Latin.

Nychos has developed a unique style that makes an impact both on the street and in the gallery. Growing up in a traditional hunting family, death and dissection were part of Nychos' daily business. His proximity to animal entrails has shaped him psychologically and visually - now he tackles the subject of dissection in his art, taking it to the extreme in a playful way.

In Nychos' world, Spongebob has a skeleton, people live inside rabbits, and there's always something evil underneath. Pumped up with the visual adrenaline of comics, heavy metal and graffiti, Nychos' work reflects the immense energy and technical focus necessary to produce work on the massive scale he has achieved on the road. Allowing style and subject matter to collide, Nychos cuts up animals and innocent childhood figures with unrelenting graphic precision.

His work confronts the viewer with vicious urgency, using the shock of cartoon violence as a vehicle to explore subtler themes of mortality and temporality. Nychos pays homage to these deathless cartoon heroes by peeling them open and giving them human substance. His artwork reflects the psychology of an art scene where creations are sometimes swept away as quickly as they were created.

Nychos also uses subtle imagery like plastic in the belly of an orca and weaves political commentary seamlessly into his works. Using delicious landscapes of color and wild, smoking lines to create his figures - whether with brush or spray can - Nychos works with unmatched dynamism. His mastery of his tools indicates a work ethic that only promises more stunning results from this artist.

Nychos' paintings and drawings have been exhibited in galleries around the world, including five solo shows (Turino, Detroit, New York, San Francisco, Singapore) in the last year and a half alone. These works serve as a unique complement to his massive public works that add character to cities around the world. Nychos currently lives and works in Los Angeles and Vienna.

Patrizia Casagranda

The Krefeld-based artist Patrizia Casagranda creates expressive symbioses with elements of collage, painting, stencil technique, street art and typography. Her motifs are mostly arranged as thematically homogeneous series of images in which the artist follows a particular subject or aspect of materiality.

In a time of increasing digitalization, which does not stop at art, Casagranda consciously focuses on a tangibly tangible materiality in her works. On sheets of plywood, recycled army tents, or truck tarps, she creates relief-like, jagged surfaces of waves, furrows, mortar, and burls.

Casagranda works with the collage principle as well as with its opposite, the exfoliation of decollage: she flames off the top layer of corrugated cardboard to expose the wave profile. She covers fabric over paper, applies writing in graffiti style. An important role is played by the dotted grid applied from a mortar-plaster mixture and later covered with paint.

These dots are reminiscent of works by Roy Lichtenstein and Sigmar Polke. However, they stand out three-dimensionally in Casagranda's work. Her compositions carry up to 15 layers and possess a fascinating sense of depth. Up close, the work appears as little more than an abstract relief.

But if you take just a few steps back, the individual fragments suddenly come together and an expressive portrait of a woman manifests itself out of the sea of dots. On the one hand, Casagranda likes to work with familiar faces of our media world - models, activists, or actresses, as in the painting "White Belief II," which shows the U.S. actress Jennifer Lawrence, an emancipated strong woman with a role model function.

But unknown persons from Casagranda's immediate personal environment also appear as motifs, as do young, for us nameless, Indian women of the Kalbelia caste, who live in the slums of New Delhi by picking up garbage. The artist had befriended these girls during one of her annual visits to India and was deeply impressed by their unbroken optimism and zest for life, which gave her the inspiration for the "Belief" series. Whether a public face or an unknown private person, it is the warmth of their universal feminine radiance that Casagranda uses to emphasize the unifying and shared values of love and peace in the world religions of Buddhism, Shinto, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and - in the case of "White Belief II" - Christianity.

Thus, all the paintings in the series deliberately bear the word "Belief" in the title, with only their coloration and texture changing in detail. Transferred to the question of faith, each picture carries the humanistic message that personal faith can take on many faces, expressions and shades, the language of charity and peace always remains the same.

The German-Italian artist Patrizia Casagranda (*1979, Krefeld, Germany) first graduated in 2002 with honors in design at the FH Niederrhein and attended the painting academies in Nice, Ravensburg and Trier. After changing jobs as a graphic designer (for Günther Uecker and Markus Lüpertz, among others), she has been working freelance since 2015, in phases in Germany, the Netherlands and India. Thanks to her distinctive style, she has already experienced considerable success on the part of the international art scene after a short time.


Art Award Germany 2021
West Germany Prestige Award 2020/2021
ADCfineart Art comes alive Cincinatti 2020
Musaartspace (Selected by the unesco) 2020
Art Foundation Berlin 2020
Artprize Rome 2020
Artprize Barcelona (Artboxgallery) 2020
Southwest German Art Award 2020
Artprize Zurich (Artboxgallery) 2019
Artprize Wörth 2018
Artprize Worms 2018

Matt Gondek

Matt Gondek aka GONDEKDRAWS is a Los Angeles-based painter, muralist and graphic artist whose deconstructed images of pop icons like Mickey Mouse and Homer Simpson have earned him a large Instagram following and an international fan base. A self-taught artist, Gondek is drawn to the clean lines and bright colors of comics, cartoons, and video games.

His archetypal characters explode, melt or collapse. Gondek's work has been featured in publications such as Complex and Hypebeast, and his paintings are in private collections in Sweden, Germany, Paris, Canada, and Brazil. Gondek's multimedia portfolio also includes sculptures, clothing lines, and NFTs.

Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh was an American fashion designer, artist, and DJ who was born on September 30, 1980 in Rockford, Illinois. He was known for his work as the artistic director of Louis Vuitton's men's wear collection and as the founder of the fashion label Off-White. Abloh received a degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison before studying architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He later interned for Fendi in Rome before becoming a creative director for Kanye West.

In 2013, Abloh launched Off-White, a streetwear-inspired fashion line that gained widespread popularity and critical acclaim. Abloh's work often incorporated elements of popular culture and featured distinctive graphic designs. In addition to his work in fashion, Abloh was also a successful DJ and released music under the stage name Flat White.
Virgil Abloh passed away on November 4, 2020.