“ambassador“ of the gugging artists
The gallery gugging is a hotspot of the art brut scene and a place that has always been a source of inspiration for artists, collectors and art lovers. The gallery is particularly concerned with promoting unknown artists.
In 1994, the now established gallery gugging was founded for the purpose of presenting and selling the works of the “Gugging artists”. Art Brut, which Jean Dubuffet has defined as unspoiled, raw art by autodidacts, is the core competence of the gallery gugging. We cooperate worldwide with renowned galleries and museums and since 2009, works by internationally renowned art brut artists and contemporary artists of this style have also been presented together with the works of the “Gugging artists”.
In the gallery gugging itself, four exhibitions a year are shown, accompanied by a catalogue, providing an overview of the artists‘ versatile oeuvre and current events on site. In addition, the gallery gugging sees itself as an ambassador for the artists and is therefore also represented at art fairs such as the Outsider Art Fair in New York or the Drawing Now in Paris, as well as the SCOPE in Basel.
The “Gugging artists” have always inspired great musicians, such as David Bowie, who, after visiting the House of Artists, released his album “Outside” and included works by the artists in his collection.
With the “galerie gugging special edition” in 2017, the gallery gugging opened up to new musical styles and art forms. In the midst of the works of the “Gugging artists”, the guest musicians and concertgoers are offered a unique artistic setting, and works composed especially for this location, such as “Paradise Lost” by Christopher Chaplin or “Sensitive Figure” by Lukas Lauermann, are repeatedly premiered.
The gallery gugging is located in a wonderful setting in the middle of the Vienna Woods. It is a place of tranquillity and at the same time a very creative environment in which artistic work is produced every day and new works are created. We feel that the gallery gugging is an “oasis for the soul”, where you can recharge your batteries and not only enjoy art, but also getting to know the artists at the place of creation and exchanging ideas with them.