November 14th 2014

Me, it's always me...

Hubert Schmalix, International artist from Austria

On Wednesday, November 12, in the framework of the MCI Alumni & Friends lecture series, the Entrepreneurial School® welcomed the artist Hubert Schmalix, who gave his audience a fascinating insight into his life and art.

Schmalix, who was born in Graz and now lives in Los Angeles, studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts from 1971 to 1976 and was a professor there from 1999 to 2006. He also taught at the UCLA in Los Angeles as a visiting professor.

The famous artist first attracted international attention at the beginning of the 1980s as an exponent of the "Neue Malerei" (New Painting). Schmalix also has a connection with Innsbruck, where he was commissioned – as one of the “Junge Wilde” (Wild Youth) – to produce a huge mural in the form of a brightly colored mosaic for the main corridor of the new lecture hall wing.

“Everything I experience is important for my work,” says the international artist. Even so, he still has to find the daily motivation to paint. With regard to his works and motifs he says, “Many small steps lead to change that only becomes apparent at the end of the process.”

The event, which closed with a lively discussion, was moderated by Professor Wolfgang Meixner, Vice-Rector of Innsbruck University.