Christian Hutzinger, who was born in 1966 in Vienna, does not only use rooms to display his pictures, he also interprets them politically by creating mural paintings. By thus linking pictures and spaces he shows that exhibition rooms are always an integral part of the process of staging art.
The way Hutzinger addresses spatial architecture suggests his sensitivity towards questions relating to one’s own identity and its social acceptance. For the painter memories of his own childhood, its imagery and games are recurrent topics that also provide contemporary and social references. Creative elements may playfully merge with individualism in his works, while shapes reminiscent of silhouettes and templates suggest social patterns and standards. Both elements are blended in Hutzinger’s art, implying just how manifold the relations between individuals and social groupings actually are.

Rainer Fuchs, 2004