MEE / hR ( = sea + more …) alpha – omega … life – death … start – end … a never ending story about life and more!
Water- MEE/hR- always has attracted me magically, astonished me and aroused my curiosity especially in interaction with light upon, or in the water. By transformation of the moving primordial element, the colours get an enormous luminosity and strong saturation. In nearly every moment there are new views of a partly completely new picture composition, which I try to capture on the canvas picturesquely. This creates impressionistic up to abstract images: reflections from distorted by the waves rolling playfully, reflexes, reflections of objects in the water from the small details to the multiple broken line. (ML)
2005-2015 Decade series “BLUE-BERGE” … ongoing!
Infinity! – Lightness of being – fog / obfuscation -… HOPE – hope… 2005-2015 decade series “BLUE- MOUNTAINS” ML … TURN. Point … BLUE – MOUNTAINS … sometimes WHITE! Monika Lederbauer ML’s series BLUE-MOUNTAINS ongoing since 2005 includes large and smallsized works: paintings, drawings and prints – on canvas and on paper. The fascination of nature is essential for ML, wherein she sees synonyms for strength, power, love, resources … and some more. The realistic reproduction of the peaks and hilltops are not important. I capture them in a variety of formations on canvas or on paper. In most cases the contrast of blue and white is dominant. My mountains are ambassadors. Nature is ubiquitously: we often have forgotten, to feel…! OR to the force of the images: violence to connect mountains – believe in oneself can move mountains. Nature – idyll, romance, fascination – fear, power, force, the elements. Resources, exploitation … an inexhaustible subject. We live too fast! Looking for inner wealth … silence, peace, message of the mountains – ambassador mountain! Feel the mountains – the essence – thoughts upon thoughts! On top of the mountain, high up and even far away from the sky – although one almost can reach the stars. In the valley people moving like small ants … or microbes? Dance. Theatre. Feelings … Emmy Haesele and Alfred Kubin – meetings, correspondence … far away and very near at the same moment! BLUE MOUNTAINS – BLUE … WHITE – or … RED! LIGHT and SHADOW / life accompanying OPPOSITES, the colours BLUE – WHITE, which represent this. Opposites are adjacent, interdependent and call for one another. Far away and very close! Through the choice of picture details and because of the absence of relevant points of reference details these works resemble abstract paintings, which focus on light and shadow and texture in the ever – changing spectacle of nature. By often haptic surface of the paintings it may be that the third dimension opens up.
Text ad “NMN (New Moon Night) letters” – (2006 – … )
“If one wants to achieve something big, one must do things not only sufficient for mind, but also move the heart” Mahatma Gandhi
First I create a spontaneous text of thought pieces that can be inspired by a poem line / text or took its output of current events – always in new moon nights. Then this text is written on special Chinese paper and reworked with colours and pen and sometimes with collages, too. Often then only individual word fragments are remaining legible. My choice is very manifold. At the beginning of these series there were mostly worrying about world peace, now also very time -critical – for example: “Throwaway”, “What is the difference?” Only recently there can be found in exhibitions even a more readable version of the text in the framing next to the picture: my “NMN – letter” (size about 31 x 35 cm on Chinese rice paper) with the 90° rotated handwritten text – reading direction from below to above – together in one framework (dimension: about 50x70cm)
DRAWING = LIFE : just now … showing realities … spontaneous expression of myself on various topics.
“How many REALITIES are there? Everyone has / creates his own reality! My “POINTofVIEW”… common sight on everyday life and extraordinary, that surrounds us – Life : just now” ML14
ad series “SONNENFLUG” 2011 – … collage + drawings on paper
My ongoing series “SUN FLIGHT” consists of drawings with collage. Some are homage to women whose merits often gain recognition too late. With text, photos, graphics, drawings or word fragments – glued above or next to each other and set up – I`m originating a new whole issue. I do not believe in coincidences. I want to establish with my proceeding new points of view and new contexts. Two quotes are thereby the key of my actions. Firstly an abriged statement of Novalis: “Come the strangest things through a place, a time, a strange similarity together, so arise whimsical units and peculiar links … ” and secondly a question of Elias Canetti: “You never know what is, when things are changed. But do we know what will happen if they are not changed?”
ad idea and concept of the series “SCHATTEN: spiel” (2012 – 2013)
SHADOW & LIGHT – a fascinating performance!
“Fascinated by light and shadow I see organic grown, animated by light and shadow … wandering in wheel of the year … I’m trying to capture and to make a note with ink on paper (A3) or on canvas (100x100cm) … amazed about the ever-changing forms, which partly move very quickly… forms, trying to revoke my access / hold …!”
All these works have been created in my studio – with ink – the majority on A3 paper in portrait format, landscape rarely (No.13), No. 10 + 11 a diptych.. Consciously I signed with red Chinese stamp ink with my initials stamp “ML” which has been made in China years ago. Work no. 21 “right in the middle”, and artworks no. 33, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44 -. which belong to this series, too – seem to be rather figurally ink drawings in blue on 1x1m stretched canvas.
JANUS is the Roman god of the (local and temporal) receipt of the doors [Latin “Ianua” “door”] whose sides they thought symbolized in the double vision of Janus representation. My Janus images reveal their double vision – ambivalence – in the view of the portrait or landscape format. Vertical images are states of being, feelings, emotions, but also performed questions – in landscape orientation there can be seen in each case “wide country”. There are 36 works in acrylic or acrylic-mixed media – 120x80cm or rotated 90 ° 80x120cm – all on stretched canvas (exception: JANUS 1 – size: 90x70cm)
starting with TREE 1 on 25 December 2005 – completed on November 1, 2008. There are now 30 TREES … 30 works – trees … trees … trees! – 28 plus 2 watercolors / some with ink drawings …. 28 works on paper. Plus 2 on the inner sides of the (all works including) folder. Size: A3.
Trees are still a recurring, inspiring motif to me – realized in various media in many different forms with differents technics on paper and some on canvas.
” …. more!”
The category “… more” subsumes works and works series that do not fit in MLs oeuvre.
– “WINTERWEISS“ (ML 2014 / 15 – … )
Small-scale ink drawings, they took their origin of tracery on a frosted window.
ME -“Self portraits, painted and drawn, are part of my artistic work -“I = various”… How many realities exist? Everyone has / creates his own reality! My “POINTofVIEW”… common sight on everyday life and extraordinary, that surrounds us – live… just life!”
25 works on paper, 100x70cm, ink, oil pastell or mixed media
– 21 “Biedermeier-?self?-portraits” in the 21st Century (2009)
“21 BIEDERMEIERself? PORTRAITS in the 21th century”
Do they have power? Or are they dead? – You decide! My 21-part series – maybe self? portraits – LIFE – the woman – I? – WHO? – YOU – emotions, moods, impressions – taken from real life … start everyday life, the environment … paintings – mostly with acrylic on the backside of the canvas. Portraits: there are two formats: small – 65x46cm – and large – 130x100cm.
– “s : ICH – SPÜRE : n!” ( 2010 /11)
“s : ICH-SPÜRE : n!” sympathy vs. homage to Frida Kahlo – ‘Self’ – portraits – sensitivities / reflection about pain – sense: scourge / blessing of life? Cervical spine – between feeling / heart and mind. Pain influences body – mind – and soul! When the soul hurts…, the body is crying…! in/ the pain drawing / painting ? ” I can feel and notice: what at least has been picturesque? … last residuals are gone! … “FEEL GOOD!”
Serial consisting of:
7 works: mixed media – sometimes with collage on streched canvas 60x40cm
16 works: mixed media on A3 – BristolPaper
5 works: watercolour and/or mixed media on 40x40cm water colour paper.
SternenhimmelTagebuch ML 2006-07
“Starry sky diary” – I loved my post midnight walks with my dog Balou and I am fascinated by the night light! Inspired by the sky and cloud formations – so my always in the same night I painted my starry sky diary: watercolours on watercolour paper, A4 – more than 100 works .. and a catalogue (limited edition) ML 2006/2007
Thoughts to “I LOVE YOUR voice!” ML 2005
PAINTING = FREEDOM! I take the privilege / freedom expressing things I am hearing, seeing and feeling. Inspired by a bass voice I heard trees whispering …. and created my diary with watercolours and ink . 66 works, dimension: 21x14cm. A catalogue has been published in limited edition.