"I have read this sentence somewhere, and it is significant to me: 'Art should always touch, it is not just an inventory, but a look behind the scenes, a look into the soul – she is a reflex of her time'."
Brigitte Lichtenhofer-Wagner – BLW for short – lives and works in Vienna. Her interest in painting and graphics has always been present. She received her first training in fine arts from Florentina Pakosta. In 2003 she completed intensive training at the Kunst-VHS, as well as with domestic and foreign academic painters. Her artistic work spans an arc from impressionistic almost photographic reproductions to abstraction, with her preferred means of painting being oil paint.
Recently, her oeuvre has been extended by etchings. In her creations, she strives to create a second level of reality by representing what is actually not visible. A change of perspective, picture-in-picture compositions, the elaboration of small inconspicuous details in a large format and the highlighting of the small secrets of everyday life are among her variable and recurring motifs.
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