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Arnold August Nobis is an Austrian contemporary artist, sculptor and painter, born in Vienna in 1977.

His predominantly abstract painting moves in the field of tension between nature, architecture, open space, and the human body. The superimposition of pictorial surfaces creates a depth that seems to expand the space. Web-like structures interweave with the abstract shapes, creating a sense of complexity and connection. Despite the abstraction, references to representational motifs can be found again and again in these works. Silhouettes and reduced details give the viewer an idea of what is hidden behind what is depicted. These references to representational content give the work a certain familiarity and enable the viewer to develop their own interpretations and associations. 
After graduating from Pamplona Art School as an applied sculptor he set up a spacious studio in an old factory hall in Bilbao. There he developed his own techniques from scratch, preparing his first solo exhibition in Guernica. The use of sand, dust, coffee powder and bitumen was one of the first characteristics of his work. Arnold August Nobis lives and works in Austria. His work can be seen on international exhibitions.
"I perceive the act of painting as a dialogue that I lead with an entity that yearns to be born on the canvas. The expressive qualities and legitimacy of the work are achieved through the fine coordination and harmonization of colors, shapes, and stylistic elements."
"When I lived along the Atlantic coast in northern Spain, I would frequently visit the old shipyards to seek inspiration from the decaying shipwrecks. The endless roar of the sea and the force of the wind gave me a sense of infinity and timelessness. I am intrigued by artworks that remain relevant through time, and I endeavor to imbue my own creations with this sense of timelessness."


solo exhibitions

2023 "Erstmals präsentierte Werke", Kulturzentrum F23 // Vienna, Austria.

2020 "Aufbruch zum Ausgangspunkt", Galerie Atelier Bajadere // Neuhaus, Austria.

2007 "Selected Works", Kavárna U Hradeb // Policka, Czech Republik.

2005 "Selected Works", AromAt // Vienna, Austria.

2005 "Selected Works", Comedor Olárizu // Vitoria- Gasteiz, Basque Country.

2005 "Punto de Inflexión", etArte Interiorismo // Guernika, Basque Country.


group exhibitions

2024 ARTBOX.PROJECT BASEL 3.0 / 13th - 16th of June / Euroairport Basel-Mulhouse // Basel, Switzerland.

2022 Exhibition Prolongation / "BODY OF THE OBJECT AS/IN ART: EUROPEAN ART IN CHINESE ART                             SPACE" / Hong Art Museum, Chongqing / Cooperation with the Pashmin Art Gallery // Chongqing, China.

2021 "BODY OF THE OBJECT AS/IN ART: EUROPEAN ART IN CHINESE ART SPACE" / Hong Art Museum                         Chongqing / Cooperation with the Pashmin Art Gallery // Chongqing, China. 

2021 "International Contemporary Art Fair Bruxelles 2021", Cooperation with the

          Van Gogh Art Gallery, Madrid // Bruxelles, Belgium.

2021 "Art for Children / Charity Art Auction", Albertina // Vienna, Austria.

2021 "Art for Children (Preview)" - Atelier Paul Landerl // Vienna, Austria.

2021 "Groß ART-InG @ Spittelberg - 15 Jahre Burggasse 21", Galerie/Studio Elena Mildner // Vienna, Austria.

2021 Collective Art Show, Van Gogh Art Gallery Madrid // Madrid, Spain.  

2018 "Graphics and sculptures" // Dorfgemeinschaft Breitenfurt, Austria.

2011 "Bunt" at Clubcruise // Vienna, Austria.

2010 "Collective Art Show", Anthroposophical society // Vienna, Austria.

2008 "Collective Art Show, Agenda21", Rathaus Liesing // Vienna, Austria.

2007 "Selected Works", Agenda Bureau // Vienna, Austria.

2006 "Collective Art Show, Agenda21", Bank Austria Alterlaa // Vienna, Austria.

2006 "BaumArt, Collective Art Show, Agenda21" // Vienna, Austria.

2005 "Digital Art Show", Sala ArtArte // Bilbao, Basque Country.

2003 "Selected Works - Volume and Projects", Escuela de Arte de Pamplona // Pamplona, Basque Country.


permanent installations
2006 "Labyrinth" (Sessile oak) // Baum Art, Osrambrücke. Vienna, Austria.

2007 "Wind & Water" (Untersberg marble and steel) // Libellenweg. Graz, Austria.



Date of birth: 17.05.1977

Place of birth: Vienna, Austria

2001-2003 Escuela de Arte Pamplona

2004-2005 Facultad de Bellas Artes Bilbao

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