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Villa Zadar, Croatia

© STEININGER.DESIGNERS GmbH | Catherine Roider Fotografie

© STEININGER.DESIGNERS GmbH | Catherine Roider Fotografie

Location Zadar. The port city on the Croatian coast is known for crystal clear water, fine beaches, historical sights – and now has a new treasure.  In Collaboration with Jürgen Hamberger from steininger.designers – Alexandra Schafer, curated, sourced and procured the personal art collection for the owner of the Villa.

” It was important for us, to curate and introduce artists to the client, reflecting the interiors yet capture the power of the ocean as well as the abstract way of freedom, through statement pieces by Perry Roberts and Alfred Haberpointner.” – Alexandra Schafer

© STEININGER.DESIGNERS GmbH | Catherine Roider Fotografie

© STEININGER.DESIGNERS GmbH | Catherine Roider Fotografie

In the Living Area, we placed the two statement pieces from Belgium based artist Perry Roberts. In his oeuvre, the artist isn’t finished – Roberts’ works mark a departure from the post-minimalist tradition both in shape and in colour. A recurring motif across most of his new works, the diagonal forges a subtle break with the movement’s uncompromising, hard-edged rectangles. Roberts exchanges this strict, straight line for a slightly tilted movement that nonetheless does not dominate the work. The diagonal line also draws viewers closer; especially in combination with the natural materials and sombre colours, the presentation is grounded and appeals to viewers with an eye for detail.

What characterises the art of painting? Not all the new works contain paint – this is Roberts’ way of questioning the fundamentals of painting. He looks beyond the surface and investigates the DNA of the canvas at a more profound level; he unveils the underlying structures of the painting tradition. The empty canvas, as the basic condition for conventional painting, is ignored and replaced with a new, constructed structure. Out of a ‘non-canvas’ with ‘non-colours’, Perry Roberts fashions an ‘un-finished’ painting

 

© STEININGER.DESIGNERS GmbH | Catherine Roider Fotografie

© STEININGER.DESIGNERS GmbH | Catherine Roider Fotografie

In the guest room, the mesmerizing fine-art photography by British photographer Jonathan Smith captures the attention when entering the room and invites to viewer to linger in the distance.

Prior to walking into the guest room, right when entering the Villa, the two wood sculptures by Austrian artist Alfred Haberpointner (* 1966 in Salzburg) is an internationally recognized sculptor. He became known for his wooden sculptures and further expanded his work to deal with materials such as steel, lead and paper. Alfred Haberpointner’s deep attachment to the material wood has biographical roots. He grew up in the Salzburg region and started collecting wood, examining it and shaping it at an early age. The texture-giving way of working of his technique becomes more and more important. Spacious objects and wall sculptures with expressive surface structures and colors are created by the artist.

© STEININGER.DESIGNERS GmbH | Catherine Roider Fotografie

© STEININGER.DESIGNERS GmbH | Catherine Roider Fotografie

The Master Bedroom, overlooking the entire villa with a direct view over the ocean required a statement piece.Therefore, the large-scale fine-art photograph from German based artist Johannes Weinsheimer was the perfect piece the client has decided on. Weinsheimer´s photographs are an expression of his visual perception of the environment. The works were created on his trips to the USA, Italy and Germany. The transition from realism to abstractness immerses the viewer in the artist’s own visual world. By reducing complexity to abstract shapes and colors, the artist creates emotional and meditative moments.

 

A great project, we had the pleasure to be a part and work together with the passionate interior design team of STEININGER and the owner on this superb and very personal art collection. 

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