BIOGRAPHY

Voka, born 1965, lives and works in the Lower Austrian town of Puchberg am Schneeberg. He coined the term « Spontaneous Realism » as a trademark for his art. Voka defines this style as a revival of the significance of contemporary art, a valued tradition in a new era, with a new interpretation reflecting today ́s spirit of the time. His distinctive style, emerging from the dynamic of the moment, enables him to strikingly capture immediate reality while the observer is able to palpably feel the imbedded movement. His ability to create one of his paintings in a short space of time and with great dynamic, he explained in a very simple way ́I have dealt with painting for a very, very long time in a very slowly and intensively way.`

The basis of his artistic creations is rooted in a decade-long altercation with the art of realism. He researched the technique of the old masters and appropriated them into his own intensive self-study. It was his first contact with watercolour that made him realise that working quickly – which he was almost forced to do when working outside as the colours dry so quickly – could give his stroke more momentum and therefore enormous dynamic. With the discovery of acrylic he was able to allow his solid basic knowledge of, not only the meticulousness and `heavy`art of oil painting but also the `light`and rapid technique of watercolour painting, to flow together to discover and develop his own style of Spontaneous Realism.