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Alois Kuperion - Painting is My Purpose in Life

Opening: 09 October 2016, 19:00
Duration: 10 October 2015 - 11 January 2016
Artist: Alois Kuperion
Curator: Ursula Schnitzer

On occasion of the 50th anniversary of Alois Kuperion's death, Merano arte will hold a large retrospective of the life and works of the wandering painter from the Vinschgau from October 10, 2015 to January 11, 2016

Kuperion had permanently belonged to the Merano art scene since the early 1950s. From 1957 until his death in 1966, he had chosen Merano as his adoptive home.
Kuperion had succeeded in independently developing an abstract style of painting, the color sense, intuition and airiness of which surpassed that of many contemporary painters and influenced a whole row of domestic artists. His work goes to show how a loner without any cultural or intellectual burden - Kuperion was a simple agricultural worker - was already able to develop high-quality abstract paintings in the remote Vinschgau of the 1950s, purely from his inner drive and passion.

Thanks to the support of 40 private lenders, we have succeeded in compiling more than 100 of his best works for the exhibition. The cultural department of the Merano municipality is the editor of a comprehensive monograph with the latest biographical findings, roughly 100 color illustrations, and numerous historical photographs.

Hansgeorg Hölzl, Porträt von Alois Kuperion, 1962 ca.
Alois Kuperion, Fantasien, 1955 ca.

Foto Installation