Dalia Blauensteiner was born in Lithuania and studied painting at the University in Šiauliai and has been living in Krems since 2003. The paintings of Dalia Blauensteiner show aspects and facets of the artist, with the choice of colours reflecting not only her sensibility and experiences of the world but also her sense of attunement with it. The choice of colours on her pallet ranges widely and is a distinguishing feature as is the striving to find and establish a sense of harmony with the world. The themes tackled range from idyllic landscapes to symbolic and abstract compositions and also include academic studies of the human form. Dalia Blauensteiner’s paintings invite one to gaze into the deeper depths of the soul and see how the colours around us change from minute to minute.

Water is a re-occurring theme with recent work showing how that which is essential to life is becoming polluted through the rubbish that we thoughtlessly and continually generate.

Another theme is movement and the way that, seen through a moving eye, things that are fixed and stable can be transformed into environments that are fluid and transitory.

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At the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, situated between Krems and Stein as a part of the Danube University Campus, there is a monumental 4 Metre x 4 Metre painting by the artist in the foyer of Building Y. Entitled, The Dance, the work shows a number of fundamental facets that underlie human existence such as light, the Big Bang, atoms and nerve cells.

The Dance, oil on canvas, 400 x 400 cm, 2022

Creating an architecture that is both cosmic and cellular, it relates the all-enclosing macrocosm to the microcosms that lie within us. Looking at the work, one is confronted with and reminded of, the wonder of life and the universe and the immense weight of aeons that have formed us and made the world we know.

Detail from The Dance, oil on canvas, 400 x 400 cm, 2022

Above Krems, hidden behind the hill known as the Braunsdorfer (which is topped by a prominent outlook tower), there is the outlying, northern district of Krems called Egelsee. Here Dalia Blauensteiner and the sculptor and restorer Heinz Körner run Gallery Daliko, where exhibitions of international artists take place and a select number of their works are on permanent display (see: www.gallerie-daliko.com).

Among the works by Dalia Blauensteiner on permanent display is the painting, The Law. This was inspired by Richard Bach’s novel, One: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, also known for his novel, Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

Dalia Blauensteiner „The Law“, oil on canvas, 120 x 100 cm, 2017

Save the date: Dalia Blauensteiner and Peter Berger in the Art Gallery Waldviertel, Waidhofen an der Thaya, 6th October until 5th November, 2023.