Rudolf Horacek, © museum gugging

Rudolf Horacek

1915 - 1986

Rudolf Horacek spent most of his time sitting quietly and smiling – at his vis-à-vis or at an idea in his head. He guided his pencil in the same stoic manner.
Virtually every time a face emerged, a mask, almost always leaning towards the
onlooker. Horacek constructed his faces with several lines and filled them in -
the round eyes, the invariably oval face. He inscribed them with his name, some
numbers and the note “in Mannswörth”. Depending on how patient he was feeling, the sheet would be more or less filled, the beginnings of the drawing either still recognizable or completely obliterated with hatchings: pictures that seem to analyse the onlooker – not vice versa.