I am an ultra-contemporary Austrian artist who is dedicated to expanding the concept of sculpture in the 21st century. I began my artistic career with studies at the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin and Linz, which provided a strong foundation for my work.
At the heart of my artistic practice is an exploration of the visual and spatial relationships between painting and sculpture. To enhance the sculptural aspect of my pieces, I use soft vinyl as my primary material. Through direct tracing and embossing of shapes and lines onto the vinyl layers, I am able to manipulate the material and turn it into individual high bas-reliefs that rise from the background surface. Additionally, the soft vinyl material allows me to create air-supported works, which adds another dimension to my pieces and highlights my interest in exploring the interplay between different materials and textures. As an artist, I consider the line to be an essential element in my work. The way I use lines, whether straight or curved, thick or thin, gentle or harsh, is crucial in conveying the desired message and mood in my artworks. I view the line as the “language of art”, as it allows me to establish a connection between different elements and express my artistic vision.
My innovative use of materials allows me to create hybrid paintings that blur the lines between painting and sculpture, and function as the embodiment of the objects they depict. By focusing on the essential qualities of air, I am able to transform each sculpture into a representation of pure air. This approach reflecting my interest in avant-garde movements like Spatialism and the Zero group, which deals with the immediate spatial quality of sculptures and paintings and breaks the two-dimensionality of traditional images. In addition to exploring the interplay between materials and textures, I also incorporate my sculptures into a space to shape the transformative qualities of sound. By using inflatable art structures on walls, I can help to diffuse and absorb sound waves, resulting in better acoustics. Moreover, my inflatable art can serve as a unique and visually striking element of the space’s design, creating an immersive and memorable experience.
Overall, my goal is to challenge traditional ideas of how painting and sculpture interact with one another and create dynamic visual and tactile experiences for the viewer.