In “Out There” the Viennese artist Alois Mosbacher, born in 1954, premieres a block of works developed over the last few years comprising over 80 pictures and revolving around the theme of the woods as a space for outsiders, adventurers and drop-outs. By interlocking the classical media of painting and drawing with the language and spaces of virtual computer games, he expands his image-based research into complex narratives that present contemporary meaning potentials of the woods on various different levels. Characteristic of Mosbacher’s pictures is the fact that the figurations and motifs with which he deals are developed in dialogue with a discussion of painterly issues.
Besides literary sources and computer games, Alois Mosbacher’s pictures have their starting point in his wide-ranging research on the Internet. Alois Mosbacher sees the process of exploring the image material he finds as a sketch from which he derives additional levels of meaning through the process of painting and drawing, and which he uses to probe the possibilities of a new iconography of the landscape painting.