Little Girl with Flower, 2011 / Oil On Panel / 16 x 23 in
Hollywood Forever, 2010 / Oil On Panel / 20 x 19 ins
New Resources, 2011 / Color Pencil Drawing on Paper / 23 x 22 in
Affinity , 2014 / Oil On Panel / 13 x 12 in
I Promise, 2010 / Oil On Panel / 34 x 25.5 in
No Mountain High Enough, 2010 / Oil On Panel / 25.5 x 20.5 in
Deep Silence, 2009 / Oil On Panel / 19.5 x 16.5 in
( Jesus ), 2011 / Oil On Panel / 23 x 20 in
Sapling, 2016 / Color Pencil Drawing on Paper / 19.5 x 17.5 in
The Practice Of Mortification, 2010 / Color Pencil Drawing on Paper / 30 x 22 in
Boy in Nature, 2012 / Color Pencil Drawing On Paper / 22 x 30 in
Self Portrait with Tomatoes, 2010 / Oil On Panel / 23 x 23 in
Blue Romance, 2014 / Oil On Panel / 13 x 12 in
Christoph Schmidberger (born 1974 in Eisenerz, Austria) is a painter based in Los Angeles. He studied from 1989-1994 at the Higher Technical College of Graphic Art in Graz, Austria, and graduated with an Honours and Master of Art from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in 2002.
His works, drawn or painted in a hyperreal style, typically use traditional compositional forms (woodland scenes, reclining lovers, portraits with pets, etc.) to portray youthful eroticised figures relaxing in modern suburban settings. ("Christoph Schmidberger paints a kitschy dream of pre-Raphaelite surrender, revelling in pornography's influence on today's sexual economy")
Schmidberger’s work has been shown internationally at galleries and museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art in California, the Landesmuseum Joanneum (Joanneum National Museum) in Graz, Austria, and the Royal Academy in London. His work features in several important collections including the Saatchi Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Joslyn Museum of Art, and Österreichische Galerie Belvedere.