About Anna Schachinger
Anna Schachinger was born 1990 and is an Austrian-Ecuadorian painter. She currently lives and works in Vienna (Austria).
Anna Schachinger is a painter. Her paintings have a lot going on. Labored, tough, elegant, messy, highly distilled, challenging, and utterly unique, what she does feels if not poorly behaved, then ungrudgingly unorthodox. Not only is each painting radically different from whatever preceded it, her subject matter refuses to submit to traditional taxonomies of abstraction or figuration. Technique itself also varies; sometimes the byproduct of a concerted and delicate mark making, the work is, at other times, the result of what appears to have been a really brutal process. It’s as if she were a liminal painter, a painter of thresholds, or constantly on the brink, but to characterize her as such might suggest that her work is ambivalent, lacks an aesthetic compass or conviction, which is not the case, at all. Interested in the confines that bound the medium, her motley pictures seek to collide with and exceed those limits and divisions wherever possible. Beauty, and the typically all over patterns which compose it in her work, is often pushed to the point of saturation, of too much. (Chris Sharp)
She has studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Solo shows include Lulu, Mexico DC and ‘white crocodile’ at fAN Kunstverein, Vienna (2016). Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at husslehof, Frankfurt, Transition Gallery, London, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, and Galerie Kunstbuero, Vienna.
Anna Schachinger is represented by Croy Nielsen.