"Colourfully painted 1" (2008) by Hubert Schmalix. Gouache auf Karton, 50 x 38 cm. Courtesy.
The Austrian-born artist Hubert Schmalix lives in Los Angeles. Raised in an Italian section of Graz, he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Often grouped with Austria's so-called "Wild Painters" (he was included in Aperto at the 1980 Venice Biennale and "New Art 1983" at London's Tate Gallery), over the years Schmalix has tempered somewhat his expressive ways without losing his pictorial vigor. (source)