Hans-Jürgen Hafner

Influenced by Surrealist automatic writing, he developed his practice of obsessive overpainting, veering between aggression and therapy, destruction and correction. By Hans-Jürgen Hafner

 About A B order, 2013 Diverse Materialien / Mixed media 8-teilig / 8 parts 280 x 520 x 274 cm Courtesy Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Wien Photos: Markus Wörgötter

About A B order, 2013
Diverse Materialien / Mixed media
8-teilig / 8 parts
280 x 520 x 274 cm
Courtesy Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Wien
Photos: Markus Wörgötter

Though Austrian artist Heinrich Dunst is au fait with the ins and outs of painting and performance, his true medium is »discourse«. One must therefore assess his conceptual work with retrospect to its origins in the Viennese scene of the 80s. If today, the discursiveness of art has become brittle, Dunst is the man to dissolve its final binding ties.