Friedrich Plahl (1926 - 2018)
Portrait of a still quite unknown austrian artist who set new standards in regard to realistic figurative paiting. His european background was inspired among others by the Californian Golden Bay Area Movement with painters like Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Elmer Bischoff or James Week, artists that had not yet been arrived when Friedrich Plahl got to meet them during his studies at the School of Fine Arts S. F. in 1958/59.
Plahls first posthumous retrospective exhibition took place 2022 in the City Museum of Bruneck in South Tirol, Italy.
Friedrich PlahlKey Cast"himself"
Franziska PlahlKey Cast"herself"
Project Title (Original Language):Friedrich Plahl
Runtime:41 minutes 5 seconds
Completion Date:December 15, 2012
Production Budget:70 EUR
Country of Origin:Germany
Country of Filming:Austria
Shooting Format:Video DV
Aspect Ratio:4 : 3
First posthumous Retrospective of the ArtistBruneck
February 11, 2022
1959 born in Klosterneuburg, Austria
1977/78 trainship at Continentalfilm/Vienna
1978 theatre workshops with Pierre Byland (Swizzerland), Philip Gaulier
(France), Franz Josef Bogner (Germany), Nika Brettschneider (Austria)
1979-82 Ecole Etienne Decroux, Paris (Mime Corporel)
1983-84 staff member at Theater Brett/Vienna
1984 stage director of a street theatre production, Olten/Swizzerland
1985-91 studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, painting class
professor Jürgen Reipka, diploma
1987-92 scholarships in Italy, Greece and Germany
teacher for painting and drawing at
- ATELIERPROJEKT e. V., Munich (www.atelierprojekt.de)
- VHS Unterhaching, Bavaria (www.vhs-unterhaching.de)
exihibitions in Italy, Austria, Germany
lives in Munich
since 2002 as well author, screenplay author and playwright
- 2013-19 „ZIMZUM“, experimental feature (128 min.)
direction, screenplay, camera, edit, production
premiere OV: Werkstattkino München 2019
- 2014 „SCHILLERS LOCKEN. Ein Exzerpt“, art video (21 min.)
A Visualising of Friedrich Schiller´s essay from 1795:
"Die Ästhetische Erziehung des Menschen".
concept and realisation; premiere: Domagktage 2014, Munich
- 2012 "Friedrich Plahl (1926 - 2018)", documentary (41 min.)
concept and realisation; premiere: Stadtmuseum Bruneck 2022
- 2009-15 „MONOLOG“, experimental feature (180 min.)
direction, screenplay, camera, edit, production; (in postproduction)
- 2008 „Jan und Jandl oder Aus dem wirklichen Leben“, feature (64 min.)
direction, screenplay, production; premiere: Weimar, lesarten 2009
Still life, nude, landscape, the traditional genre forms, offered Plahl the opportunity to develop an abstracting pictorial language in contact with simple and obvious motifs, which does not focus on details, but clarifies spatial references. The choice of traditional, unspectacular subjects also reveals a worldview that sees beauty in the simple and the true in the living.