Austria, 1975

Klaus Mosettig is a leading contemporary artist who specializes in the medium of drawing. The artist’s meticulous approach to making images is, for him, “simply realist drawing”, but his work’s uncanny reproduction of visual reality goes beyond mere imitation. His drawings result from of optical representation and manual reproduction. Mosettig’s process is to meticulously transcribe a project image, not for interest in the depiction of an image and the contextual narrative that its reproduction can carry, but for the hermetic and abstracted quality of an objective approach to the relay of visual information.