Andreas Leikauf is an Austrian artist whose painterly practice is based on intertextuality and referentiality. By combining various references from the broader field of popular culture (film, fashion, music, and lifestyle) with simple, yet bold and witty messages, Leikauf constructs seemingly banal narratives aimed to dissect codes of contemporary visual culture. The dim atmosphere of his paintings achieved with a monochrome palette is reminiscent of Film Noir, Pop Art and New Wave. Throughout the years his works were shown in numerous solo and collective exhibitions at important European galleries and museums.
Featured image: Andreas Leikauf – Suddenly everything made sense, 2018 (detail). Acrylic on molino. 55 1/10 × 78 7/10 in. 140 × 200 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Galerie Ernst Hilger