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Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel
updated: 11/16/2013
website: www.christinekoeniggalerie.com/kuenstler-details/items/micha-payer-martin-gabriel.html
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Fenster zum Garten (part 1)
Fenster zum Garten (part 2)
o.T. (pastell)
megakolon
nulla dies sine linea
janus bifrons
candy
ashley
bad man,mad man,sad man
o.T. (Behälter)
 07-Notizen auf dem Wunderblock
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  autobiographical, narrative, psychological, portraiture
 
 
Fenster zum Garten (part 1) by Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel
Fenster zum Garten (part 1)
pencil and crayon on paper
2010
40 " x  60 " 
Fenster zum Garten (part 2) by Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel
Fenster zum Garten (part 2)
pencil and crayon on paper
2010
40" x  30" 
o.T. (pastell) by Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel
o.T. (pastell)
crayon and pencil on paper
2009
40 " x  60 " 
megakolon by Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel
megakolon
pencil and crayon on paper
2010
11,8" x  57" 
nulla dies sine linea by Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel
nulla dies sine linea
pencil and crayon on paper
2011
20" x  24" 
janus bifrons by Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel
janus bifrons
pencil and crayon on paper
2010
15,75" x  15,75" 
candy by Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel
candy
crayon and pencil on paper
2010
20" x  20" 
ashley by Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel
ashley
crayon and pencil on paper
2010
39,3" x  39,3" 
bad man,mad man,sad man by Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel
bad man,mad man,sad man
pencil and crayon on paper
2011
11,8" x  17,7" 
o.T. (Behälter) by Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel
o.T. (Behälter)
crayon and pencil on paper
2009/10
23,5" x  16,5" 
 07-Notizen auf dem Wunderblock by Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel
07-Notizen auf dem Wunderblock
crayon and pencil on paper
2008
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

“The flower, the rat, the child, the pencil sharpener, the astronaut, how do these beings and objects come together to form a unity – it would, of course, seem to be more easily possible in their art than in the world of linguistically ordered categories ...

The artistic works of Micha Payer and Martin Gabriel make it possible to combine one category with another in a playfully simple way: living things with objects, natural things with artificial things. However, the aim of doing so is not to set up a surreal alternative world, but rather to re-create the factual world, one in which it is possible to be different.

Their art is communication, i.e. something created for beholders, including themselves. Yet the communication does not proceed via perception, but rather takes the form of perception directly. What is perceived and experienced inwardly forces its way out and there becomes crossed with the world, which already exists there a priori, pre-scribed – as a sign, as writing, as an image: the material is drawn from articles from encyclopaedias, photographs, drawings from natural history books, children’s books or young people’s encyclopaedias. However, it is then relayered, piled up in a heap, or put together as a bed which retains the silhouettes of the sleeping family. Or clearly separates them from the mundanity by which they are otherwise devoured.”

Quotation from "fading" by Ferdinand Schmatz, 2008
(translated by Peter Waugh)

Artist Bio / CV

Micha Payer: born 1979 in Austria, lives and works in Vienna

Martin Gabriel: born 1976 in Austria, lives and works in Vienna

Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel:
2001-03 academy of fine arts Vienna, conceptual art (Reneé Green)
2001-06 university of applied arts Vienna, transmedia art (Brigitte Kowanz)

2012:Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

2011:Jenseits der Linie, Gallery goethe 2, Bolzano, Italy

         The borders of drawing, das weisse Haus, Vienna

         400 Jahre Kinder im Portrait, Kunsthalle Krems

         collective, Strabag Art Lounge, Vienna (solo)

2010:Zeichnung, Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck

         eyes on my ears on my eyes, MUSA, Vienna (solo)

         Nadelstich ins Universum, Galerie im Traklhaus,                Salzburg

         Vom Küchendunst zur Tafelkunst, Stadtgalerie, Klagenfurt

         Nadelstich ins Universum, Künstlerhaus Bregenz

2009:Galerie 3,Freihausgasse, Villach

         BA-Kunstpreis Kaernten, Galerie 3, Klagenfurt

2008:Christine Koenig Galerie, Vienna (solo)

         urban jealousy,Theran, Iran

         displace, Frauenmuseum, Bonn

2007:displace, Fotohof, Salzburg

         Euro – Trash – Museum, swingr, Vienna                 

         Matilde, showroom 6, Riga, Latvia

2006:o., Kunstraum Auto, Vienna

         Scharfes Auge, Galerie Christine Koenig, Vienna

         all night long, Galerie Christine Koenig, Vienna

2005:artposition 05, Ottakringer Brauerei­­­, Vienna

         blimp, k/hauspassage, Vienna

         gosh! where are you, now? Kunstraum Auto, Vienna

2004:video-kunst, melksalon, A­­­rnhem, Holland

         dream in dialogue, Yerevan, Armenia

         fluctuated images, Fluc, Vienna

         facing, Fotogalerie West.Licht, Vienna

2003:automachimation, Kunstraum Auto, Vienna (solo)

         MIB 03, Technisches Museum, Vienna

         Comicfestival, Forum Stadtpark, Graz

         saw between the lines,Gallery Engelhorn,Vienna