Schützenhöfer was born in 1965 in Mödling, Austria and spent most of his early life in various institutions before moving into the Gugging House of Artists in 1999 where he began to produce his first drawings. It took time but he eventually became both acclimated to the environment and confident in his creative development. After two years, his works were first exhibited at the Gugging Artists’ Gallery in the winter of 2001.
Schützenhöfer mainly produces small-format drawings, exclusively using gray and colored pencil. His themes are of great variation and his imagination vast, typically rendering everyday objects in a non-perspective, stylized manner. Schützenhöfer’s characters, people and animals, look inexplicably different every time yet always carry the artist’s infectious smile.1
1 Bio excerpt courtesy of Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York.