STILL LIVING

Austrian artist Istvan Zachar has made a series of still lives that are inspired by icons of art history. He places objects from everyday life, like mobile phones or laptops in a historic, often anachronistic context. He captures moments in time. By taking personal items from his studio he reflects on and describes his very own (inner) space, repeating and duplicating forms and figures. Zachar´s artistic work routine is always the same: he starts painting and then sees what happens without having a definite or fixed goal. The painting almost emerges, partly by intuition and partly by chance, as if found objects from the studio were assembled on the canvas. But Istvan Zachar likes to experiment with material as well – he also paints on wooden inlay panels he finds at fleamarkets.

The Vienna based Artist describes his vision: „I have been obsessed with art history for a very long time and have always imagined how the old masters would have painted today“.

Still Life with U-Bass Guitar, Midi Keyboard, Iphone, Bicycle, Wine Bottle, Newspaper, Brush, Palette and T-Shirt on Canvas

67 x 56cm (26 x 22inch), Acrylic on canvas

Still Life with Wine Bottle, Can, Glas, Iphone and Canvases on Wooden Panel

54 x 60cm (21 x 24inch), Acrylic, Woodcut

Still Life with Winebottle, Monitor Speakers, Midi Keyboard, Iphone, Brush, Color Tube, Saddle und Easel on Wooden Panel

80 x 60cm (32 x 24inch), Acrylic, Woodcut, Collage

Still Life with Book, Can, Lamp, Glas, Window, Iphone and Philodendron on Wooden Inlay Panel

75 x 52cm (30 x 20inch), Acrylic, Woodcut, Collage

Still Life with Wine Bottle, Glas, U-Bass Guitar, Iphone, Newspaper, Camera, Ashtray, Monitor Speaker and Bicycle on Canvas

70 x 90cm (28 x 35inch), Acrylic on canvas

Still Life with Averna Bottle, Glas, Iphone, Laptop and Bowl on Wooden Inlay Panel

45 x 35cm (18 x 14inch), Acrylic, Woodcut

Still Life with Averna Bottle, Laptop, Iphone, Canvas, Easel, Rag and Brush on Wooden Inlay Panel

70 x 50cm (28 x 20inch), Acrylic, Woodcut, Collage

Still Living

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Still Living

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Still Living

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Still Living

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Still Living

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Still Living

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