Art at Wilhelmshof
A special kind of ART Hotel
Der Wilhelmshof with its artistic flair is absolutely unique. Art accompanies our guests throughout the hotel: from the beautifully designed staircase, up to the sophisticated rooms and down to the garage. Yet our hotel is not a museum as all works of art were actually created for you to live in. The artists do not solely exhibit their works in our hotel but they designed entire rooms and embedded their works in these. This holistic approach has resulted in a place full of poetry with great attention to details reflecting the very special Viennese charm.
Ty Waltinger – Alchemist of colours
Ty Waltinger was famous for working with genuine and precious colour pigments. At times, he exposed his art objects to the rain or snow and thus allows nature to influence his work. His oevre comprises painted lamp shades, impressive pigment paintings (pieces that are subject to alternation by nature’s impact) e. g. in the gARTen and exclusive, large-size stereograms in the rooms.
Andreas Reimann – mixed media pop art
Andreas Reimann further develops pop art in Andy Warhol’s tradition. While Warhol works are rather static, Reimann emphasizes dynamics and feels at home it the tradition of mannerism. Thus, his multi-layered silkscreen works are produced digitally – and reveal hidden details. He gained international recognition through his homages to celebrities such as Romy Schneider.
Daniel Ballweg – Earth and pigments
Daniel Ballweg creates archaic-looking structures from the basic material earth, which are formed into an abstract pictorial structure by innumerable superimpositions. The spatial presence of the individual layers reflects the tension between becoming and passing away.
Valentin Ruhry – The power of electricity
Valentin Ruhry builds objects from fluorescent tubes and electrical material which have a sculptural effect. Set under voltage, they change the rooms.