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18. May 2024

Irina Biatturi named best European artist at World Art Dubai

Irina Biatturi, a prominent artist at the Bakerhouse Gallery in Graz, recently received great recognition at the World Art Dubai fair. She was awarded the Best European Artist prize, an honor that confirms her creative talent and innovative approach to art.

Biatturi's unique artworks, which impress with both technical skill and deep emotional resonance, have earned her this prestigious award. This prize not only highlights her individual mastery, but also emphasizes her role as a leading figure in the European art scene.

Winning this award at such a prestigious event as World Art Dubai is a significant milestone in her career and strengthens her reputation on the international stage.
18. May 2024

Tom Lohner's new mural in Graz: A homage to Styria

The artist Tom Lohner has created an impressive mural in Graz, which can be found on St. Peter Hauptstrasse near the Schmied'n. This project was realized in cooperation with Styria Tourism and the Zur Schmied'n restaurant. The mural is an artistic representation of Styria and shows well-known landmarks such as the Dachstein, the Kunsthaus, Klapotetz and the Puch G, centered around a large, green heart.

In the coming months, Lohner's work will be presented at internationally renowned platforms such as Art Basel in Miami and the 2025 World Expo in Osaka. In Graz-St. Peter, one of the busiest entrances to the city, visitors can now marvel at this new work of art next to the "Magician" at the Key Museum.

The inspiration for the painting comes from the Graz adventure region, the Gasthaus Zur Schmied'n and Steirische Tourismus und Standortmarketing GmbH (STG). "To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we are particularly pleased to be able to present this artistic creation. It is a real eye-catcher, right in the heart of St. Peter," explain Toni Maier and his daughter Anna-Lisa, hosts at the Gasthaus Zur Schmied'n and pioneers of the Kulinarium Steiermark.
18. May 2024

Wolfgang Gangl's Double Victory at London Photography Awards

Professional photographer Wolfgang Gangl, known for his outstanding performance and numerous award-winning works, recently added more accolades to his impressive portfolio.

At the prestigious London Photography Award, he won not just one, but two prizes in the Fine Art Photography - Portrait category. These latest awards affirm his deep understanding of the art of photography and his ability to convey narrative depth with each image.

Gangl's impressive career, marked by countless awards, reflects his relentless pursuit of perfection and his status as one of the leading figures in the world of professional photography.
18. April 2024

Koloman Wagner wins Art Price "bewegt"

We are pleased that Koloman Wagner has won the art prize "bewegt" (jury prize), sponsored by the Förderkreis Kunst und Kulturraum Erkrath e.V., with his sculpture "Carousel"! The prize is announced nationwide in Germany, there were 388 applications and 30 artists were exhibited in the final. We will present the sculpture at the Art Austria art fair!
15. April 2024

FEP Awards 2024: Wolfgang Gangl wins at the European Championships for Professional Photographers and is the best Austrian in Norway

At the FEP Awards (Federation of European Professional Photographers) in Norway, Styrian photographer Wolfgang Gangl from Vasoldsberg prevailed against 330 participants.

Awards in two categories

In the "Fine Art" category, Gangl secured the Golden Camera, while in the "Fashion & Beauty" category he was awarded the Silver Camera. By the way, Gangl won this Silver Camera for the second consecutive time.

High recognition and current exhibitions

Gangl's works were not only honored in the main categories but also received twelve individual awards for various images.

This impressive performance confirms him as the second-best photographer in Europe, closely behind Arun Mohanraj from England. Gangl's artistic vision, which he describes as a "play with light and shadow" and his image composition as minimalist, has gained international recognition. "Being among the best photographers in Europe and being recognized as the best Austrian fills me with pride and honor."

His works have already been presented in numerous exhibitions worldwide and enjoy high recognition. Currently, Gangl's images can be seen at the Bakerhouse Gallery in Graz, and from April 25, 2024, they will be presented at the Art Austria art fair in the MuseumsQuartier at booth 24 of the Bakerhouse Gallery.

14. April 2024

High honor for Lucia Riccelli

In the impressive setting of the Palais Metternich, the Italian Embassy in Vienna, the artist Lucia Riccelli received a special honor. The Italian Ambassador Giovanni Pugliese presented her, on behalf of the President of the State Sergio Mattarella, with the honor "Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia" (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy).

This award, known as the "Order of the Star of Italy," represents the second highest civilian honor of the country and is awarded to both Italian and foreign citizens who have distinguished themselves abroad in promoting friendly and cooperative relations between Italy and other nations.

It is particularly noteworthy that Lucia Riccelli was also chosen by Federal President Alexander van der Bellen to paint his portrait for the Presidential Gallery at the Vienna Hofburg. Congratulations on this outstanding recognition!

22. March 2024

Tom Lohner x Caritas

"Education with an artistic nougat touch: Zotter chocolate for "100 Years of Caritas" presented to benefit the Learning Cafés - Tom Lohner designed the cover image

It tastes like nougat and helps with learning: A special edition of Zotter chocolate featuring an image by Graz artist Tom Lohner adds a special note to the 100th anniversary of Caritas Styria. Caritas Director Nora Tödtling-Musenbichler has now presented the anniversary chocolate together with chocolatier Josef Zotter, the artist Tom Lohner who designed the cover image, and SPAR as the distribution partner.

Fifty cents from each bar sold go to the Styrian Learning Cafés. The exquisite composition is now available at all Styrian Spar, Eurospar, and Interspar markets as well as at Carla and Zotter. Graz artist Tom Lohner created an image for the design of the bar titled "An Angel Lies Within Each of Us." Spar and Zotter donate 25 cents each from every bar sold to the campaign "Styrians Help Styrians" by Kleine Zeitung.

This supports the Caritas Learning Cafés, where children from disadvantaged families receive help with learning. At nine locations, supervisors and volunteers support around 280 children with their learning, homework, and preparation for exams. Additionally, they also snack, craft, and play together. Ninety-nine percent of the children successfully complete their respective school year and go on strengthened into the future. Nora Tödtling-Musenbichler, Director of Caritas Styria: "A good life for everyone – that is what we aim to achieve at Caritas. In our work, we deal more with the bitter aspects of life.

Josef Zotter now shows with the anniversary chocolate that helping can also bring a sweet note into life. Tom Lohner has created a subject that impressively represents the human capacity for good – a powerful, motivating image! And our distribution partner Spar ensures that we come a step closer to our goal of coming into contact with as many people as possible. Many thanks to them all and to Styrians Help Styrians for making this possible together."

Josef Zotter, Chocolatier and Innovator: "Caritas is a very important institution that enables quick help for people in need and for many, it is an anchor amid helplessness, despair, and isolation. The facilities of Caritas are important meeting points in many situations. With the special edition '100 Years of Caritas,' we also want to support the projects of Caritas. For us, maximizing humanity is probably our greatest gain."

Christoph Holzer, Managing Director of SPAR Styria: "This year we celebrate 70 years of SPAR and are proud to be able to offer this special chocolate comprehensively throughout the entire state, thus also doing good in the 100-year existence of Caritas Styria. For each chocolate sold, SPAR and Zotter donate 0.50 euros to the Caritas Learning Cafés in Styria."

Tom Lohner, Artist: "May this artwork contribute to igniting a wave of generosity and humanity that shapes our world for the coming years and moves the hearts of many to discover and live the power of neighborly love."

Photo credit: Andreas Prückler (Kleine Zeitung), Tom Lohner, Richard Kaufmann (SPAR), Caritas Director Nora Tödtling-Musenbichler, Josef Zotter, and Thomas Spann (Kleine Zeitung) at the presentation of the 100-Year Chocolate in the studio of artist Tom Lohner (© Stefan Pajman)"
04. March 2024

Asma Kocjan x Krebshilfe Steiermark

A painting by Asma Kocjan was auctioned for the benefit of the Styrian Cancer Aid in Leibnitz for 3000 euros!
01. March 2024

Sebastian Krüger x Bakerhouse Gallery

We are pleased to represent the German artist Sebastian Krüger in Austria and are starting with great positions that are just coming to us from the Caricature Museum Krems! The Sokol Prize winner Krüger is also recognized as an artist by individuals he once admired. People who have used their unique talents in acting, music, or any other art form to delight and uplift audiences around the world. And now, some of his original artworks are in the hands of those who have themselves delighted and inspired him and others. These include Stan Winston, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg, Robert Rodriguez, Slash, Axl Rose, Steven Tyler, and even the former CEO of Nike, Mark Parker, to name a few.
23. January 2024

Lewis Blake x Styrian Ski Association

Lewis Blake handed over a painting of Schladming / Planai commissioned by Helmut Konrad of K1 Kunstforum to Renate Götschl, the President of the Styrian Ski Association, during the Nightrace in Schladming. The painting, in the typical Lewis Blake style, will soon be auctioned and the proceeds will benefit young Styrian ski talents