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Stefan Emmelmann
updated: 04/11/2012
website: www.emmelmann.at
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Let´s Meet in a Hidden Place
Subliminal Space #23
Subliminal Space #24
Subliminal Space #25
Nature Forces are Circling around You
Veil
Subliminal Space #28
Dreamscape
Stormy Wheather
... all this fleeting world...
... all this fleeting world... (detail)
Torrent
Torrent (Detail)
Torrent (Detail)
Torrent (Detail)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  process, biomorphic, gestural, landscape, nature, organic, text
 
 
Let´s Meet in a Hidden Place by Stefan Emmelmann
Let´s Meet in a Hidden Place
digitally processed photograph, pigment print, drawing (oilpastels) on canvas
2008
60" x  80" 
Subliminal Space #23 by Stefan Emmelmann
Subliminal Space #23
digitally processed photograph, pigment print, drawing (oilpastels) on canvas
2007
60" x  80" 
Subliminal Space #24 by Stefan Emmelmann
Subliminal Space #24
digitally processed photograph, drawing (oilpastels), paper on canvas
2007
80" x  60" 
Subliminal Space #25 by Stefan Emmelmann
Subliminal Space #25
digitally processed photograph, drawing (oilpastels), paper on canvas
2007
80" x  60" 
Nature Forces are Circling around You by Stefan Emmelmann
Nature Forces are Circling around You
digitally processed photograph, pigment print, drawing (oilpastels) on canvas
2008
60" x  80" 
Veil by Stefan Emmelmann
Veil
digitally processed photograph, pigment print, drawing (oilpastels) on canvas
2008
80" x  60" 
Subliminal Space #28 by Stefan Emmelmann
Subliminal Space #28
digitally processed photograph, pigment print, drawing (oilpastels) on canvas
2008
60" x  80" 
Dreamscape by Stefan Emmelmann
Dreamscape
digitally processed photograph, drawing (oilpastels), paper on canvas
2007
60" x  120" 
Stormy Wheather by Stefan Emmelmann
Stormy Wheather
digitally processed photograph, pigment print, drawing (oilpastels) on paper
2008
40" x  40" 
... all this fleeting world... by Stefan Emmelmann
... all this fleeting world...
gouache, dry pigment, varnish on cardboard
2008
35" x  80"  x 20" 
... all this fleeting world... (detail) by Stefan Emmelmann
... all this fleeting world... (detail)
gouache, dry pigment, varnish on cardboard
2008
35" x  80"  x 20" 
Torrent by Stefan Emmelmann
Torrent
chinese ink on paper
2008
Dimensions variable
Torrent (Detail) by Stefan Emmelmann
Torrent (Detail)
chinese ink on paper
2008
Dimensions variable
Torrent (Detail) by Stefan Emmelmann
Torrent (Detail)
chinese ink on paper
2008
Dimensions variable
Torrent (Detail) by Stefan Emmelmann
Torrent (Detail)
chinese ink on paper
2008
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
For many years one of the main topics of my work has been nature. Not by means of working with representational images, but rather by creating abstract visual structures which are reminiscent of natural phenomena.

A current body of work, called „Subliminal Space“, is based on details of nature photographs. These are digitally reduced to black and white and altered. The resulting amorphous structures serve as a starting point for my images. Alternating layers of white lines and layers of black lines are built up to create impressions of vigorous motion, speed and spatial depth. The rising moiré patterns add subtle undulating movement to the overall impression.
The use of fields of lines gives these images a transparency and crispness.

One of the aspects which I find most interesting, is the fact, that in many of these drawings the dimensions are not obvious. The depicted spaces could be microscopic (structures and tissues) as well as macroscopic (landscapes or wheather phenomena).

In recent years I have extensively combined digital image processing as groundwork and subsequent manual alteration of these images.

Artist Bio / CV
born in Munich/Germany in 1954
1974-75 Munich Art Academy , Ceramics with Prof. Eska
1979-1998 own studio for architectural ceramics in Austria
1990 guest student at Frankfurt Academy (sculpture with Ulrich Rückriem)
since 1998 only work in the fields of painting, photography and installation
since 2002 teaching at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna

works in:

Hetjens Museum, Düsseldorf/Germany
Württembergisches Landesmuseum Stuttgart/Germany
Westerwaldmuseum, Höhr-Grenzhausen/Germany
Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg/Germany
Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe/Germany
Landesmuseum Niederösterreich/Austria
Federal Chancellery Austria / Artothek
and numerous private collections

grants:

2008 Artist in Residence, Djerassi-Foundation, California
2001 Sussmann Stiftung, Vienna
1998 Pollock-Krasner-Foundation, New York

solo exhibitions (selection):

2008 Museum Stift Admont/ Austria
Galerie Vero Wollmann, Stuttgart/Germany
2007 Müvészetek Hása Szombathely/Hungary
2006 Austrian Cultural Forum, Tokyo
Factory Kunsthalle Krems/Austria
Kunstverein Steyr/Austria
2005 Oberlichtsaal, Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen/Germany
Artmark Gallerie, Spittal/Austria
Westerwald Museum, Höhr Grenzhausen/Germany