In Fringe Area, Felix Malnig’s second solo show with the gallery, this Vienna-based artist reveals how architecture and planned urban and suburban landscapes become representative of current economic, social and political conditions. The paintings reflect the fragility of the built and unbuilt structures that define our cultural systems. Using spray paint and other assertively material-based processes and techniques, Malnig creates scenes that are both subtle and evocative while retaining a raw edge directly linked to his subjects.
Felix Malnig lives in Vienna and was raised in Germany and Canada. He studied fine arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Some recent exhibitions include In Between, Austria Contemporary and the National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Fragile Structures at Habres + Partner Gallery, Vienna; On Paper at the Gahlberg Gallery, Chicago; Destination Chicago, IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna; Ghost Town at the Strabag Kunstforum, Vienna; Delusion at Habres + Partner Gallery, Vienna; Visual Drugs, Zurich; First View at Hilger Contemporary, Vienna; artlab, Vienna; and many others. He has received numerous awards including the Strabag Recognition Award, the Art Award of the City of Vienna and the Erwin Ringel Art Award.