GEORGE KARL SALHOFER
Key West, Florida - United States



Original Artworks (5)

George Karl Salhofer; Abstract 44, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241   Abstract expressionist work with constructivistic elements. Will fit ideally in contemporay spaces.     ...
George Karl Salhofer
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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George Karl Salhofer; Methome, 2011, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241  Abstract expressionist work that evokes a poweful sentiment. Will fit ideally in contemporay spaces.    ...
George Karl Salhofer
Original Acrylic Painting, 2011
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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George Karl Salhofer; Abstract 42, 2011, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241   The intention was to create a painting that reflects antiquity, like an aged mural from roman times. Will fit ideally in contemporay spaces.   ...
George Karl Salhofer
Original Acrylic Painting, 2011
24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm)
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George Karl Salhofer; Homeward Bound, 2006, Original Printmaking Giclee, 40 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241  This Artwork depicts an idealized, but realistic scene in the Florida Keys. The image is printed on streched Canvas, artist- encanced, varnished and signed. Ready for framing.  ...
George Karl Salhofer
Original Giclee, 2006
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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George Karl Salhofer; Composition 20, 2004, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 Painted on Canvas, Composition 20 is one of my latest abstract expresionist paintings. Compositionally balanced and restrained in the colors this painting on canvas will surely enhance any setting with contemporay furnishing and decoration.  ...
George Karl Salhofer
Original Acrylic Painting, 2004
24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm)
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Artist Statement

Within the last five decades I have lived for extended periods of time (always many years) apart from Austria in Canada, Switzerland and the USA where I reside since 22 years and I traveled primarily the south of Europe (Italy, Greece, France and Spain) very intensively. Influences from the enormous cultural and historic heritage of those countries are evident in my artwork like f.i. in the Land-/Seascapes that capture the incredible light and hues of tropical Florida reminiscent of the Mediterranean. On the other hand, the endless possibilities of nonobjective abstraction inspire me to create very distinct artwork. For me itís like breaking the sound-barrier, the bonds of realism that is.
Further it is my central belief that a work of art must always contain an esthetic quality which I strive to incorporate in every painting and I consider this equally important as the more or less unique subject matter, style, medium or technique. Art, as I see it, has a fundamental cultural assignment which is to heighten and enhance the awareness of the observer in a positive way. To be able to convey this kind of message with my paintings poses the challenge and is reason for me to continually improve the quality of my work in every aspect. ...

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