Werner Szendi - Photo of the artist - Image courtesy of Werner Szendi

Werner Szendi

Austria 1966



Werner Szendi
Werner Szendi
August 28, 2017
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Szendi Werner is an Austrian artist whose masterful control of numerous mediums enables him to create intriguing art that balances between abstract and figurative in a commanding manner. He uses pencil, watercolor, acrylic, oil, gold leaf, stones, as well as mental and spiritual energies for his works – all of these methods and materials make Werner’s work diverse, unpredictable and exciting.

Werner Szendi - Unity, 2013 / Silence, 2008
Werner Szendi – Unity, 2013 / Silence, 2008

Art’s Ability to Influence People

Szendi Werner was born in Guessing, Austria, but he spent most of his childhood and early life in Harmisch, Burgenland. He discovered his artistic talent at the age of 16 – the creation of several sacral paintings for churches familiarized him early on with the techniques of the Old Masters. This allowed him to add a highly valuable experience to the already very well established foundation of his art. After intensive chromatic studies that soon followed, Szendi Werner became enthralled with the opportunities to influence people and bring about specific changes with his art. To this day, this remains the artist’s main creative goal as his art is never concerned with just superficial and visual aspects of a painting, always aiming to be a lot deeper and meaningful than that.

Werner Szendi - Gate to Change, 2017 / World Bridge, 2017
Werner Szendi – Gate to Change, 2017 / World Bridge, 2017

The Technique of Szendi Werner

Szendi Werner’s light and shadow technique imparts a unique atmosphere of harmony and peace to the paintings. Spheres and their shape have a special effect for him as Werner gladly introduces them instinctively into his paintings and treats them as magical elements. In his view, the sphere is a symbol of the universe and is cultural at the same time, so Szendi makes sure he uses the most out of this figure. This statement by the artist himself allows us to understand Werner’s art even further: In search of the secret of creation, which should deeply touch people’s souls, I discovered that I should not confine myself to the level of my five senses. I not only portray what I see with my two eyes, but also what I see through my emotional eye. To create an eternal, remarkable work of art and to be a true creator, I combine with the divinity, taking elements from it and giving these to my works. As for his inspiration, Werner uses the connection with the higher spheres as the main source – before he starts creating, he first gathers himself, meditates and asks for divine blessings to guide his mind and hand.

Although many artists are unaware of the role they can play to further develop humanity, Szendi Werner is quite conscious of how much of an impact his art can have

Werner Szendi - World Handshake, 2008 / Self Worth, 2013
Werner Szendi – World Handshake, 2008 / Self Worth, 2013

What Makes This Artist Tick

Through his paintings, Szendi Werner wishes to express his deeply-rooted feelings about freedom, peace, love and healing in the world. By using prayer, meditation and contemplation as resources for creative work, this artist channels his inner self into what he creates – after all, as far as Szendi Werner is concerned, the extent to which the artist can attain and express through his work depends mainly on what he is himself.

Werner Szendi lives and works in Vienna and Kritzendorf, Austria.

Featured image: Werner Szendi – Photo of the artist – Image courtesy of Werner Szendi
All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2019Krido Open 2019Kulturgarten, Strombad Kritzendorf, ÖsterreichGroup
2019Los socios y compañíaGalería Libertad, Quéretaro, MéxicoGroup
2018Colorful EmotionsContemplor Galerie, Wien, ÖsterreichGroup
201816. NÖ Tage der Offenen AteliersAtelier Werner Szendi, Kritzendorf, ÖsterreichSolo
2018AphrodisiacSalon Art Modena, Wien, ÖsterreichGroup
2016Werner SzendiTOP-Lokal, Wien, ÖsterreichSolo
2016SME World Summit 2016Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, Vereinigte Arabische EmirateGroup
2015Werner SzendiGolfclub Breitenfurt, ÖsterreichSolo
2015ArtFest 2015Výstaviště, České Budějovice, TschechienGroup
2014ArtFest 2014Výstaviště, České Budějovice, TschechienGroup
2014natura-art 2014Congress, Saalfelden, ÖsterreichGroup
2014Bascot-Art 2015Trabrennbahn, Baden bei Wien, ÖsterreichGroup
2013VIC Body, Mind & Spirit ClubVienna International Center, Wien, ÖsterreichSolo
2013ViennashowcaseMuseum of Young Art, Wien, ÖsterreichGroup
2013Schwarzes GoldRaiffeisenhaus, Wien, ÖsterreichSolo
2013Werner SzendiUnicredit Bank Austria, PurkersdorfSolo
2012VIC Body, Mind & Spirit ClubVienna International Center, Wien, ÖsterreichSolo
2012Kidsart FestivalAfrica Amini Alama, Arusha, TansaniaSolo
2012Together for TanzaniaOFID Headquarter, Wien, ÖsterreichGroup
2012Kunst im HaubenrestaurantCsencsits, Harmisch, ÖsterreichSolo
2012Art&Integration 2012Comune, Buggiano, ItalienGroup
2012Africe meets KlosterneuburgRathausplatz, Klosterneuburg, ÖsterreichSolo
2012Kunst an der MühleMühle, Freising, DeutschlandGroup
2012Kunst in BewegungSchloss Schönbrunn, Wien, ÖsterreichGroup
2012Nachhaltigkeit: Fluss des LebensUnicredit Bank Austria, Wien, ÖsterreichSolo
2011VIC Body, Mind & Spirit ClubVienna International Center, Wien, ÖsterreichSolo
2011Angels HouseEnergetisches Heilcenter, Istanbul, TürkeiSolo
2011Sunset and full moonTomba di Giganti di Li Mizzani, Sardinien, ItalienSolo
2011Werner SzendiPorto Rafael, Sardinien, ItalienSolo
2011Heiligenbrunn macht KulturGemeindehaus, Heiligenbrunn, ÖsterreichGroup
2010Metamorphosen – wenn Welten und Zeiten sich verändernWüstenrot, Wien, ÖsterreichSolo
2010Werner SzendiGalerie Cafe Piu, Bodrum, TürkeiSolo
2010Werner SzendiLe Royal Meridien, Dubai, Vereinigte Arabische EmirateSolo
2010Kunst im HotelRadisson BLU Palais, Wien, ÖsterreichSolo
2010Werner SzendiÄrztezentrum, Maria Enzersdorf, ÖsterreichSolo
2009YachtingballParkhotel Schönbrunn, Wien, ÖsterreichSolo
2009Werner SzendiGalerie Cafe Piu, Bodrum, TürkeiSolo
2009VerführungKlosterneuburg, ÖsterreichSolo
2009WelthändedruckCafe Florianihof, Wien, ÖsterreichSolo
2008Kunstmesse Salzburg 2008MGC, Salzburg, ÖsterreichGroup
2008ART2008Schloss, Tribuswinkel, ÖsterreichGroup
2008AkzentaMessecenter, Graz, ÖsterreichGroup
2008Der Mann von La ManchaSchloss, Kittsee, ÖsterreichSolo
2007Werner SzendiKerschbaumer, Baden, ÖsterreichSolo
2007ART2007Schloss, Tribuswinkel, ÖsterreichGroup
2007Werner SzendiGalerie Haus Germania, Bad Tatzmannsdorf, ÖsterreichSolo
2007AnatevkaSchloss, Kittsee, ÖsterreichSolo
2007AkzentaMessecenter, Graz, ÖsterreichGroup
2007WeinerlebnisWachholder, Eisenberg, ÖsterreichSolo
2006Pannonischer WeihnachtsmarktSchloss, Halbturn, ÖsterreichGroup
2006ART2006Schloss, Tribuswinkel, ÖsterreichGroup
2006la petite fleurBlumengalerie, Wien, ÖsterreichSolo
2006KUNST FORUMMGC, Salzburg, ÖsterreichGroup
2006Werner SzendiHeggenberger, Tattendorf, ÖsterreichSolo
2005ART2005Schloss, Tribuswinkel, ÖsterreichGroup
2005Werner SzendiAlexander, Perchtoldsdorf, ÖsterreichSolo
2004Werner SzendiStadtsäle, Traiskirchen, ÖsterreichSolo
1988Das Sterben des hl. JosefPfarrkirche Höll, ÖsterreichSolo
1986KreuzigungPfarrkirche, Harmisch, ÖsterreichSolo
1985Kunst im BurgenlandWirtschaftskammer, Oberwart, ÖsterreichGroup
1985Beweinung des toten Christus - AltarbildPfarrkirche, Edlitz im Burgenland, ÖsterreichSolo
1985Hl. SebastianPfarrkirche, Harmisch, ÖsterreichSolo
1985Seliger Dr. Ladislaus Fürst Batthyány-StrattmannPfarrkirche, Deutsch-Schützen, ÖsterreichSolo
1985Hl. Stefan - König von UngarnPfarrkirche Höll, ÖsterreichSolo