Born 1981, Bad Ischl, Austria. Lives and works in Vienna, Austria.


The paintings of Nick Oberthaler are equally visual and theoretical. They unveil conceptual frameworks of color, surface and form and revel in references to color theory, art history, comedy and the visual world. His expanding vocabulary of texture, medium and form questions received ideas concerning modernism’s purported purity of thought and the separation of art from everyday life.


His recent solo shows include 'Liminals' at Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (2022), 'Set de table #3' (with Pierre-Olivier Arnaud) at MAUVE, Vienna (2022), 'Distinct Oscillations II' at House DD, Deurle/Sint-Martens-Latem (2021), 'Set de table #2' (with Pierre-Olivier Arnaud) at L'Our Bar, Clermont-Ferrand (2021) and 'Insert' at Musée d'art Contemporain de la Haute-Vienne, Rochechouart (2020).