Until late October, the twelve sculptures named “Protagonists” by artist Georg Loewit are on display at public spaces around Serfaus.
In his series “Protagonists”, internationally recognized Tirolean artist Georg Loewit picks up a big topic of art history: the portrait. This is a topic reaching back until the very beginning of human cultural activity. Georg Loewit shadows his protagonists, he moves with them. He takes photos of the rear view, the inversion of the current pose in which the overspent, the swollen and bent body, its weight, its gender role, its fragility and its willpower are revealed. He photographs humans in city squares, buildings, on beaches, at pools, on ferries, and with them, objects that identify these people as tourists. In the creative process from photographic adaptation or the position of the voyeur. He responds to what he sees by describing his analysis and perception of the motive when transcribing the copy into a different medium. When through the hands of the artist the sculpture emerges out of the wooden block as an answer to the photography, the comprehension is not only to be conceptually but also concretely understood.
Loewit’s Protagonists have been shown at the Biennale in Venice; in the summer of 2023, they are on display in public spaces in Serfaus and at Muiren Lounge.
In his series “Protagonists”, internationally recognized Tirolean artist Georg Loewit picks up a big topic of art history: the portrait…