The series creatures
The medium of drawing initially occupied only a position at the edge of my artistic work as sculptor. My strong interest in three-dimensionality led from sculpture totally into drawing and also photography. In both media I am concerned with space in general – its impression and my influence on it.
My temporary wall drawings refer directly to the chosen room. Thereby my interest lies in a reaction to a specific room situation by drawing, my kind of dialogue with architectural realities.
With slowly led pencil I am sensing the architecture, let it have an effect upon my work and my work upon the space. The pencil’s traces are like beings, which appear at one or at different places, creeping along the wall and disappearing after a period of time.
The traces cause a decomposition of clear, spatial borders. These are being broken and extended, the particular architecture is being redefined by irritation. By looking at it from some distance, the drawing seems to grow into the room, often it is not recognized as a drawing any more. The delicate pencil lines begin to fade and are not perceived as absolutely only two-dimensional.
For the drawings on paper I use technical ink crayons, which, by their sharp outline, cooperate with reflection and effect also from a shorter distance. Here the sheet of paper is the space, within its borders the drawing is placed in a way, as on the sheet is seen just a small part out of a larger whole of interspaces and condensations.
Artist Bio / CV
1966 born in Tübingen / Germany; 1985–1992 University of Arts, Linz / Austria (degree) and Berlin University of the Arts, Berlin / Germany; 2000 Talent Award by the Province of Upper Austria; 2007 Paris Scholarship awarded by the Province of Salzburg; 2008 Warsaw Scholarship awarded by the Province of Salzburg; 2010 Beijing Scholarship awarded by the Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture.
Lives and works in Vienna, exhibitions since 1989 in sculpture, drawing and photography.
Solo Exhibitions (sel.)
2005 weichzeichnen, with Thorsten Streichardt, Galerie Esplanade, Bad Ischl / A; 2006 creatures, Stadtturmgalerie, Innsbruck / A (folder); 2007 Spuren, Kunstverein Baden, Baden/Vienna / A (cat.); 2008 Maß nehmen, Austrian Cultural Forum, Warsaw / PL; 2010 Ich sehe Wölfe, anika handelt, Vienna / A; Fröhlich am Bau, Galerie Oberösterreichischer Kunstverein, Linz / A
Group Exhibitions (sel.)
2005 MAKING.NATURE, Galerie Oberösterreichischer Kunstverein, Linz / A; ORTung 2004, Galerie 5020, Salzburg / A (cat.); Lebenswelten, Kunstmuseum Lentos, Linz / A; 2006 transfer, Galerie Prisma, Bozen / Italy (cat.); 2007 P.C.Y.P. please change your place, Galerie Oberösterreichischer Kunstverein, Linz / A; Die Wand, Künstlerhaus, Salzburg / A (poster series); 2008 Dynamisch – Intuitiv – Informel, Salzburg Museum, Salzburg / A (cat.); Lichtspuren, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz / A; Sommerloch, Künstlerhaus, Vienna / A; 2009 Linz.Blick, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz / A (cat.); Die Entstellung des Augenblicks, Galerie Heike Curtze, Vienna / A; unORTnung V, Ankerbrotfabrik, Vienna / A; formuliert, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz / A (cat.); Einführung in die Kunstgeschichte VI, Landesgalerie, Linz / A; Places & Spaces, Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg; 2010 Believe in Doubt, Austrian Cultural Forum, Bratislava / SK; UM 10, Festival Uckermark / GER; Glimpse, Month of Photography, Vienna / A
2003-2009 Assistant at the International Summeracademy of Fine Arts, Salzburg (with Judy Fox, NY and Wang Fu, Berlin)