Das Glueck

Stopmotion, Peter Behrens House, Linz, 2001

 

Das Glueck

BRNX! FSHN! REVOLUTION

Creative workshop/fashionshow, cooperation with Casita Maria and Residency Unlimited, Bronx/New York, 2013.

Two-months of weekly workshops with highschool students in the Bronx. The project promotes the concept of “upcycling“– which is defined as a creative recycling process that substitutes the joy of shopping.

BRNX! FSHN! REVOLUTION

A-Feldtest

performing: Fenja Gerhardter, Walter Steinacher, Linz, 2001

Demonstrating the research, Magister Steinacher with the help of his lovely daughter in action.

 

A-Feldtest

Family portrait

Family portrait, oil on canvas, Salzburg, 2006

Electronic media provides a basis for a postmodern social network. The comunication is provided by internet, laptop and cables. In this series fragments of patchwork relations are commulated on tables and painted in oil.

Family portrait

Landscape 2010

Landscape, acryl/oil on wood/canvas/cardboard, Koper, 2010

In the mideval town of Koper on the slovenian coast the paintings are staging the individual-transport dominated rural situation.

Landscape 2010

Wallpaper

Installation, paper, african sculture, Ok_Centrum Linz, Austria 2004, University of Salzburg, 2012

& Installation, paper, CALIGULA Salzburg, Austria

Wallpaper

Childrenlandscape

Cooperative art project „Childrenlandscape“, collective creation prozess, installation with paintings, gallery 5020, Salzburg, 2010

The cooperative prozess with a group of children was resulting in a mural painting. This supra-subjective work in the gallery collides with the artist singular work, landscape paintings of individual traffic in rural situations.

 

Childrenlandscape

Monument

Monument, analog photografie, Skopje, Mazedonia, 2011

In cooperation with the dance-theorist Nicole Haitzinger these photos were taken in the capital of Mazedonia. The young nation of Mazedonia, whose Name, Identity and terretory is claimed by its neighbouring states, tries to build a national myth by erecting huge architectorial and sculptural monuments. The series of photos questions the billions of euros spent on a historizism created by a neoliberal rightwing government.

Monument

Institut Typotektonik

Salzburg 2005/06

The institut was a local underground culture lab for a year.

Institut Typotektonik

Framed

Installation „framed“, official print on paper, glass, wood, 2010

In the county of Salzburg/Austria schools are furnished with the national symbols and anthems. In this installation the slightly smaller frames of the later give little space for national identity.

Framed

Skopje 2014 …. 300 Monuments

Skopje 2014 is a project financed by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, with the main ideology being based on that of the ruling partyVMRO-DPMNE, with the purpose of giving the capital Skopje a more classical appeal by the year 2014. The project, officially announced in 2010, consists mainly of the construction of museums and government buildings, as well as the erection of monuments depicting historical figures from the region of Macedonia. Around 20 buildings and over 40 monuments are planned to be constructed as part of the project. The project has been criticized for constructing nationalistic historicist kitsch. Skopje 2014 has also generated controversy for its cost, for which estimates range from 80 to 500 million euros (Wikipedia)

Skopje 2014 …. 300 Monuments

Reenacting FCKU FSHN

Gallery SWDZ / Vienna

Curator Sophie Haslinger

Concept Nico Haitzinger

Foto Mahir Jamal

FCKU FSHN Kevin Klein

Styling Walter Steinacher

Model Ali Jt

Reenacting FCKU FSHN

Complementary

Complementary, acryl on canvas, Linz, 1999

University studies of colleges.

Complementary

Landscape 2009

Landscape, oil on canvas, Ljubljana, 2009

Rundown fassades, broken streets, the overall economic situation simply wouldn´t fit the amount of brand new cars in the slovenian capital Ljubljana. Shortly before the economic crisis reached the car-industry in 2009, this series of rural landscape-paintings marked the historical point of technological, economical and social bet on individual transportation.

Landscape 2009

Stilllife

Stilllife, oil on canvas, Salzburg, 2006/07

A series of paintings suggesting a contemporary table arrangement, connecting to  dutch 17th century stilllife paintings.

Stilllife

Behrens House Linz

art in public space, cardboard behind glass, Peter-Behrenshouse, Linz/Austria, 1999 – 2003

The architectorial monument of the tabaco-factory, planned by the Bauhaus artist Peter Behrens was sight for a four-year art project staging various messages for thousands of daily passing cars. Starting with a comment on the bombing of Serbia by Nato-forces and ending four years later with a rhyme on the questionable privatisation of the state-owned steelfactory VOEST-ALPINE.

Behrens House Linz

FCKU FSHN

Photos by Angelika Huber, hair by Mario Krankl, styling by Elite of Makeup, Salzburg, 2011/12

The art-fashion FCKU FSHN is a strategic appretiation in the top security zone of the fashion industry. Trashsymbols and chrome, brands and bradings; with the creative upcycling of second-hand-cloths FCKU FSHN is relocating the global within the local.

FCKU FSHN

Sagt uns was wir tun sollen

SWWTS, collektiv Performanceprojekt, Borg Gastein, 2012

With a group of teenage pupils a critical reflection on the local real estate situation was launched, attacked and nevertheless published in Bad Gastein, summer 2012.

Sagt uns was wir tun sollen

New Tito

New Tito, acryl on canvas, Koper, Slovenia, 2009

As a result of the exhibition YUGOSTALGIA in New York these additional reflections on the historical figure of Josip Broz Tito, former president of the ex-state of Yugoslavia, were created.

New Tito

Hello how are you

Performing: Aja Zupanec, Aliz Pèter, Judit Koncz, !000 Meter weiter … das Ende der Welt, Tanzbuero Salzburg, Schmiede Hallein, 2011

Three graduates of the Salzburg experimental Academy of Dance SEAD join to explore, overcome and reflect their prejudice against the unknown world of Salzburg.

Hello how are you

Rubens remixed

Rubens remix, oil on canvas, Munich, 2005

Colliding historical paintings with a contemporary visual culture; the flamisch painter Peter Paul Rubens provided the catholic church with visual propaganda against the growing protestantism. This barock heritage reappear in these paintings with ironic quotations of its historical content in a fully commercialised add-world.

Rubens remixed

Yugostalgia

Yugostalgia, oil on canvas, Ljubljana/New York, 2008/09

After the collaps of the state of Yugoslavia, the memory of its former president Josip Broz Tito is very much alive among young generation of former Yugoslavs. Their appretiation of the historical figure is neither political nor nostalgic, but resembles very much our todays approach to the revolutionary Che Guevara.

Yugostalgia

LogoPOP

LogoPop, add-banners framed, Salzburg, 2007/12

Collected at the bicycle world-championship in 2007 the rearranged letters of international company logos transform into abstract compositions. The audience can choose a partition an create an artwork for their personal use.

LogoPOP

Childrenlandscape 2.0

Cooperative art project „Childrenlandscape 2.0“, collective creation prozess, installation with paintings, artspace periscope, Salzburg, 2011

The cooperative prozess was triggered by interactive dancing exercises with a group of children. Again the final goal was a visual artwork created with joined forces by the kids. Their work collides in an art space with the artist singular work. The group reacts towards the installation with a „liberation performance“.

Childrenlandscape 2.0

Plastic Tito……….. a partizan interview on Skopje 2014

On the night of the 29th of November 2013 a polyester monument of the former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito was illegally erected in front of „Josip Broz Tito Gymnasium“ in the centre of Skopje. We believe that the illegal status of this sculptor offers a unique possibility for artistic interventions in order to discuss the cultural wave of monuments, also known as „disneyfication“ of the Macedonian capital. Using its non-legal status and the historical connotations, the creative transformation of the statue of Tito could allow him to reappear as a living partisan symbol.

Plastic Tito………..   a partizan interview on Skopje  2014

Traffic jam

Ein Ensemble von Zeichnungen, formal und zugleich wild gehängt, fokussiert den Blick des Betrachters auf eine Vielzahl von Autos in alten (Kunst-)Rahmen. Gewesenes – der Rahmen wie die Zeichnung als Verweise auf die Zeitlosigkeit von Kunst –  und Gegenwärtiges – Automotiv und Bilderflut – werden kompositorisch ineinandergeschichtet. Gleichzeitig hält eine Papierskulptur aus Pappmache (im Sinne der arte povera) Körper und Blick auf Distanz.  Man kann nicht direkt zu den Bildern, man kann sie nicht genau sehen, der Weg ist verstellt wie unser urbaner Raum, der im 20. Jahrhundert zur automobilen Kampfzone geworden ist.

Traffic jam

AsianDub_kitchen

AsianDUB_kitchen, vegan food 4 all, Schmiede Hallein, 2007-2012
Are you vegetarian? Do you lack meat? Is there enough food? Is eating a place of sozial interaction? Will you be eating AsianDub_kitchen food again at the Schmiede?

AsianDub_kitchen

Remix

Remix, oil on canvas, Munich/Vienna, 2010/11

Colliding historical paintings with a contemporary visual culture was the initial idea of a series dating back to the year 2005. The art-historical background provides information for a typographic intervetion, based on POP and the culture of remix. Murder can be seen in the picture of David holding the head of Goliath, also its painter Caravaggio was exiled for the same verdict and in this artwork the tragedy is ironically subverted by a commercial logo of a tabaco brand.

Remix

FCKU UTUB

FCKU FSHN, occupy the brand, Coworking Space Salzburg, 2012

A FCKU FSHN catwalk show.

FCKU UTUB

Landscape 2011

Landscape, acryl on cardboard, Salzburg, 2011

The continuation of a series of landscape paintings, staging the individual-transport dominated rural situation. In the cities of Ljubljana, Koper/Slovenia, Vienna, Salzburg/Austria and New York the paintings are documenting since 2009 a sozio-technological status-quo.

Landscape 2011