The fire of Australia as a source of Inspiration

During his one-year stay in Australia bush fires have had a significant impact on Thomas Girbl's artistic development, and the close connection between destruction and the creation of something new through fire has led him to experiment with it.

Fire as an artistic medium instead of brushes or other classical painting utensils is also an interesting aspect from the point of view of art history, because Thomas Girbl's artistic spectrum touches on painting, sculpture, drawing, as well as graffiti art and symbolically merges into a new, independent technique.

Curriculum Vitae

Born 1970 in Salzburg;

received his first artistic training at the Technical College for Creative Arts and Crafts in Ferlach (Engraving Department),

then worked as an engraver in Graz and Cologne; passed the master craftsman examination for engravers in Innsbruck in 1994 and took private studies with Prof. Alesa Vaic in Prague (graphic reproduction);

in 1994 master class with Prof. Günther Meck in Millstatt and Mannheim (free and nude painting);

stayed in Australia for study purposes in 1997/98 and created his own new painting technique

based on his observation of bushfires; since 1998 work as a freelance artist in Faak am See (Carinthia)

(further development of his painting technique: burning pictures)


Selection of Solo Exhibitions



TrendSet Fine Arts - Munich 







Gallery in the Artist town of Gmünd Kirchgasse 50, Gmünd

Residence Stockerau

Fire Performance at Paradies, Leogang in Salzburg



Artist town Gmünd Kirchgasse 50,Gmünd

Arttrail Faaker See, Carinthia

Residence Stockerau



Interior Messe Wien 

Hiking trail of arts Leogang, Salzburg June 2nd to October 22nd

TrendSet Fine Arts - Munich 


2019 - 1994

Amorc Art Forum  (Baden-Baden Germany)

Abbey Dürnstein (Wachau)

Artspace Castle Dinzl / Cultural Departement (Villach) 

Brick5 (Vienna)

Artspace David MD (Vienna)

Stilgallery (Vienna) 

Kraigher Gallery (Feistritz i. the Valley of Roses)

Neue Wiener Werkstätten (Vienna)

Artforum (St. Jakob i. the Valley of Roses) 

Alpen Adria Gallery (Klagenfurt)

Exhibitonshall Wollzeile (Vienna)

Rimmer Gallery (Velden a. W.)

Scholarship of the Capital Klagenfurt (Paris) 

Galerie Citè Internationale des Arts (Paris)

Gallery in the Castle (Finkenstein) 

City Gallery (Klagenfurt)

Gallery Haus Meer (Düsseldorf)

Roche (Vienna)

Interart Gallery (Salzburg) 

Silver-Atelier Meister (Zürich)  

Kennedy Gallery (Nassau, USA)

Gallery tonArt (Vienna) 

Publication of the catalogue "Forces of the Inner Eye"

Gallery RB (Feldkirchen in Carinthia) 

Galerien the Klimtvilla (Vienna)

Leopold Kohr Academy (Neukirchen)

Gallery Grapthion (Prag) 

Group Exhibitions

Selection of Group Exhibitions



Participation on the 6th International Fine Arts Festival (Kranj Slovenia)

Art Fair Schwetzingen (Germany)

IPP Exhibition (Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates) 

Luxury Fair "Luxury, please" Hofburg (Vienna)

„On the way to the Artist in St. Jakob in the Valley of Rosen" 

with publication of a catalogue  

Trade Fair for Living & Design (Vienna)

Gallery 3 (Klagenfurt)

Roland Abhold Gallery (Basel)

Dorotheum (Salzburg)

Art Fair in the Museum of Applied Arts (Vienna)