Nürnberger Nachrichten, 17.10.1989, BERND ZACHOW
Drawings by Georg Fiederer in the Galerie am Theater in Fürth
FÜRTH - An outstanding representative of that figurativeness of painting, which at least always found a niche at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, is currently showcased at the Galerie am Theater in Fürth. On show are the stunning, large-scale drawings by Georg Fiederer who after studying with Professor Ludwig Scharl in Nuremberg has moved back to his hometown of Regensburg, a critical realist who sees himself in a tradition that stretches from the Danube-School through to Alfred Hrdlicka.
Fiederer, the admirer of Thomas Bernhard, who comes from a town like his, where the princes and prelates are always more powerful than all forms of contemporary democracy, illustrated with his drawings, a text written by the Austrian writer, forty years ago: "... those who count with the rosary, / with the apples, pears, / those with the yellow, white / empty headed ... those with the black robes, / with the yellow trousers, / the one with the feminine look, / with the yellow rose ... "
Georg Fiederer’s social criticism does not apply to real events, "but transforms social life to an assemblage of unconnected individual scenes," as Ludwig Scharl said, "a kind of fantasy setting that is directly reminiscent of scenes from the theatre of the absurd." For example, Fiederer poses in a peculiar mixture of styles from naive and sophisticated elements drawn tableaus the traditional representatives of our society, government, clergy, judges usually hard next to a helpless, naive, slightly moronic acting child, which is largely synonymous with the artist's conception of the governed.
In addition to these pictures the also exhibited paintings by Renate Höllerer-Hammond seem almost harmless. The artist has remained faithful to her theme in her new works. In bright colours and clear lines she tells about the real "existential" problems of many people in Western industrialised countries. This is not about war or peace, freedom or oppression, famine or prosperity, but "overweight" or "healthy diet".