Austrian artist Tobias Pils presents in Eva Presenhuber’s space in Antiparos seven new paintings which are all titled after the location where the exhibition takes place: the paintings Antiparos 1-7, inhabited by various figures are connected to each other in their shared ambivalence between abstraction and representation. On the one hand, they can definitely be regarded as figures; on the other hand, they mainly seem to serve the formal composition. They are both animal and human, abstract and figurative.
Tobias Pils was born in 1971 in Linz, Austria, and lives and works in Vienna, Austria. His recent solo-exhibitions took place in museums such as Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany (2017), Kunsthalle Krems, Krems by the Danube, Austria (2017), Le Consortium, Dijon, France (together with Michael Williams) (2017), Chinati Foundation, John Chamberlain Building, Marfa USA (2016), Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria (2013). Recent solo-exhibitions in major museums include “Open Studios”, ISCP, New York, USA (2014), ‘Faistauer Preis’, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria (2011), “Tenda Gialla”, Pogon Jednistvo, Zagreb, Croatia (2010), “4th Beijing International Art Biennale”, National Art Museum of China, Peking, China (2010)
- Galerie Eva in Antiparos in Greece
- Tobias Pils