"night with characters" is an abstract work from the “zen moments” series. This series is about the implementation of thoughts and principles from Zen and Daoism. Above all, the dialogue of opposites as complementary and mutually dependent forces is discussed and implemented. Western ink and Indian ink on yupo paper.
night with characters was created by artist Friedrich Zettl in 2022. This art piece , which is part of the gestural calligraphy portfolio, is a Calligraphy artwork. The style of this artwork is best described as Abstract. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Composition. The artwork was created in Ink. The size of the original art is 39 (cms) H x 28 (cms) W.
Words which artist Friedrich Zettl feels best describe this work of art are: zen, dao, calligraphy, gestural, abstract, surreal.
Friedrich Zettl 狐胡 born 1954
in Austria, began painting as an autodidact. After visiting an exhibition by the Fantastic Realists, his interest in painting was aroused. After initial copies of old masters and his first surrealist works, he soon tried his hand at the Impressionists and soon afterwards with the Expressionists. It was Monet, Van Gogh and later Oskar Kokoschka in particular who fueled his love for painting and shaped it for some time. The surrealists continued to exert influence with their literary works. As a co-founder of Fettfleck, a magazine for literature and art, literature took on a certain status alongside painting.
Zettl studied Sinology, Ethnology and Art History in Wien
Chinese painting, calligraphy, seal carving in Beijing
Friedrich Zettl wrote his theses on History of xieyi-painting in Wien and Beijing