Evelyn Petros Gumpel in Austria Today, 15 Feb. 2000:
VIC Art Club shows works of Austrian artist Ingrid J. Kurnig
An impressive exhibition of collage-graphics, lithographs,
and oil-paintings by Klagenfurt-born artist Ingrid J. Kurnig
opened last Tuesday at the UN.
Kurnig, who began her artistic career as a photographer, studied
painting, etching, lithography and print-making in Salzburg,
Vienna, and the USA, under such distinguished artists as
Giselbert Hoke and Kunito Nagaoka.
The UN exhibit showcases Kurnig's masterly versatility.
Her Japanese-influenced collage-graphics like
Explosion in a Chemical
Laboratory and Mohnfische reveal
a gentle, refined sense of colour and form, while her
exuberant colour-lithographs like Bracio Mi
with its burnt-orange viola, and Beflügelte
Nächte with its black piano, run riot with
vibrant, pulsing, musical line. In oil-paintings like
The Sea is Black
Kurnig is almost Van-Gogh-esque in her
vigorous use of colour and brush stroke. ...