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(born in Vienna, 16.11.1942) studied dramatics at the University of Vienna
giving priority to “Scenery and Costume” and she absolved Oskar Kokoschka’s
legendary “School of Seeing” in Salzburg. Then for a long time her family
was the most important thing in her life, but she never gave up her passion
for drawing and painting (on canvas, paper,wood, glass, ceramic... Around
the year 2000 she discovered the medium SILK for her painting and developed
a completely new way of painting, the “Experimental Painting on Silk”. Since
then she is a free-lance artist living in the near of Salzburg. This new
style and technique requires a great deal of energy and feeling and painting
skills. Each of the images is fresh and unique and cannot be copied. The
artistic work of Hanna Scheriau is an unknown kind of art, especially
because of silk. But silk is a medium for painting since thousands of years
and extremely durable, much more than canvas. On silk colour can flow
completely differently than on paper and it has a special luminous power.
The silk colours for artists are not a bit photo-sensitive and even contact
with sunshine cannot impair these luminous colours.
“...The reason why silk has become interesting for Hanna Scheriau is not least because of the effects which can be obtained here and are not possible in other technologies. The mysterious splendor, the luminous depth, and the scope are classified into ranging infinite pictorial space - these are all properties that are special feature of artistic works of Hanna Scheriau...” (from “Handbook of the German Commercial Art 2009”, Dr.Helmut Orpel)
Exhibitions of works by Hanna Scheriau found their way not only in Europe but also in Asia and America. Her work has been prized in several countries. Paintings of Hanna Scheriau are found in collections around the world.