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Due to the technological development of the media a lot of pressure was put on painting. Accordingly, the idea of painting has been expanded continuously and new intersections have been created. Painting had to absorb this new flood of pictures in order to make them visible and comprehensible again. In his art, Stefan Osterider allows for relationships with electronic pictures. His painting is a colourful marking on the surface of the canvas. Abstract elements are distributed on a huge plane that may also be read as space. Here, not only Edwin Abott Abott’s “Flatland” from 1884 may come to mind but also the aesthetics of early computer games. Osterider succeeds in establishing a perfect balance between the memory of such surfaces on the computer screen and the reality of the actual painting.

Günther Holler-Schuster, reinisch-contemporary, Graz, 2012