Christian Höld

Artistic Career

Christian Hoeld was born in 1974 in Waidhofen / Thaya (Lower Austria) and lives in Langenzersdorf since 2012.

In 1994 he graduated from highschool in Waidhofen/Thaya with the main emphasis in Art Education and a specific focus on French Impressionism led by Prof.Mag. Franz Part.

In 2004 the painter completed a course on “old masters” Technique at the Volkshochschule Vienna under Prof.Mag. Herar.

In 2008 the artist discovers the Cubism and his varied possibilities as a new form of expression for himself. The break up of surface, space and figure into geometric forms and the reassembly in a new composition following an own inner logical systematology are getting to a central element for his subsequent work.

The continuous search for a further development of Cubism and the resulting expressions are characteristic of his creative process. The artist internalizes things seen in the real world and reproduces them in a modified shape by means of his typical style of painting.

The degree of abstraction or distortion arises during and through the working process. The painting itself determines what happens next. That means the work on the painting is a dynamic process dominated once by intuition the other time more by a constructional component. Softness and hardness are in interaction.

Höld deals in his opus also with figures and shapes, which – emerged from the constructional process – define new forms and induce associatively, so unreal they seem to be, a metaphysical connection to the human being.

The artist calls them “perfect creation”, because his figures become animated by a subconscious process and gain vitality in the art world, thus they begin really to exist in the sphere of the arts. Something new is come into being, a living thing that remains unreal in this world as long as it is not perceived by a transcendental glance.

Favorite technique: Oil paintings.

Other applied techniques: ink drawing, drawing, watercolor / gouache painting, acrylic, etc.