Name: Josef Danner
Country: Austria
Birth: 1955 born in Amstetten/Lower Austria


Member of various bands such as “Molto Brutto”, ”Ganslinger“ and ”Duallein“(
2 LP´s, tapes and CD´s,
edition „Singles Club“, 10 picture discs), cooperations with „shineform“
Single- and Group exhibitions in Europe, study visits in Paris und Iceland,
lives and works in Lower Austria, Vienna and Burgenland
Works by the artist are in public collections ( MUMOK, Vienna, NEUE GALERIE, Graz,
NOE LANDESMUSEUM, St. Pölten, LENTOS, Linz , MUSEUM STIFT ADMONT, etc.) as well as in
private collections.
Originally associated with the abstract line of the „Junge Wilde“ painting style, Josef Danners work as a
painter, writer and graphic artist as well as a designer of poster installations
in public space developed
towards an increasingly conceptual practice. Continuously, text elements are being incorporated in his
visual work. Instead of „nature“ socially produced myths and their media representation in language and
image become the point of departure of reflection.
By using new technical media and sampling image material, he creates a personal universe challenging
the viewer by surprising combinations of image and language in a quasi “surrealistic” way. The “virtual
pictures” attained that way may again become the starting point for transformations
in painting and
drawing or expand the spectre of “painting” directly as print graphics.
Thus, Danners originally pictorial technics such as painting and drawing are not being abandoned, but
continuously gain new ground.