"A landscape forgives me more, it is easier to control."

Martin Schnur is one of the most important representatives of figurative painting in Austria.


Martin Schnur has become known for his typical picture-in-picture motifs. Two seemingly different pictorial worlds are combined on one canvas. This results in different sceneries - which in today's world is reminiscent of the overlapping of various media - and causes irritation in the viewer solely through the combination of the representation. Perfectly staged in terms of painting, the pictures thus take on the character of a "billboard". Trained as a sculptor, Schnur quickly turned to painting and from then on confronted the question of how light, reflection and mood can be brought onto the two-dimensional support of the canvas with the help of brush and paint alone.


Martin Schnur lives and works in Vienna

born 1964 in Vorau, Austria


1982-85 School of Arts and Crafts in Graz, Styria

1985-90 Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Sculpturing at Joannis Avramidis


Works by Martin Schnur are in important international private collections in Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, Finland, France, Italy, Russia, Japan, Mexico and the USA.

Other important works of his oeuvre can be seen in the following (partly) publicly accessible collections:

Albertina, Vienna · Essl Collection in the Albertina Modern, Vienna · Belvedere, Vienna  · Kupferstichkabinett der Akademie der bildenden Künste Vienna · Strabag Kunstsammlung, Vienna - T-Mobile Kunstsammlung, Vienna · Museum der Moderne Salzburg · HangArt-7, RedBull Kunstsammlung, Salzburg · Reznikov Collection, Moscow · Kunstwerk - Sammlung Alison & Peter W. Klein, Eberdingen · Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz · Neue Galerie Graz ·  Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck · Sammlung Angerlehner, Talheim bei Wels ·  Sammlung Cserni, Fehring · Liaunig Museum, Neuhaus · Museum Benediktinerstift Admont

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