Alois Hain transforms close impressions of nature into spontaneous records, leaving either thin glazing color or dark and intensive marks on the paper. In his cycle “Swallow’s Flight/Memory” he imitates the irregular flight path with his brush as if the paper were a projection screen fixed in the sky, showing movements in space and time. Simultaneously it can be looked upon as the mental reflection of a witnessed process. Thus being internalized, nature, only seems to exist in the individual’s mind. All that is left of leaves, barks, stones and birds is an impression, an internal record of their melody.
Dr. Anselm Wagner
Professor at the Institute for Architecture, Art and Culture Siences, TU Graz