My work investigates the medium of painting, its formal characteristics and fundamental constitution.
Because a painted image can only exist upon the three-dimensional object of an image carrier, I see paintings as both flat and object-like simultaneously.
These opposing characteristics - the painting's flatness and three-dimensionality - ought to be perceived equally, yet independently. Although they are mutually reliant and form a unity within the medium of the painting, they should not be confused, and should be understood as decidedly distinct if reciprocal elements of the painting.
Any three-dimensional representation on the surface of the object impedes the viewers perception of its flatness, and deflects their attention from its natural objecthood. It also negates the essential nature of the surface, on which painting as a procedure fundamentally relies.
The same is true of shapes rendered within the borders of the surface, since the original shape of painting is constituted by the margin of the image carrier itself.
For these reasons, the surface of the painting must remain visually laminar and the particular body of the image carrier (its shape, thickness, etc.) must be acknowledged as an object itself.
Thus painting can be presented to viewers in accordance with its innermost constitution.
Because of the objecthood imposed by the image-carrier, I do not consider painting as separate from sculpture, even though it has its own microcosmic rules and properties that are distinct from those of sculpture. In order to achieve a profound comprehension of the medium of painting I thoroughly deconstruct its components for the sake of examining their assignments and mutual relatedness. This deconstruction also enables me to arrange the fundamental elements of painting in a new order or discuss them as independent objects.
Therefore I simultaneously operate with pictorial and sculptural methods.
Born 1985 in Salzburg
2006-07 Fine Arts/Painting, Kunstuniversität, Linz/Austria
2007-13 Fine Arts/Painting and Animation, Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna/Austria
2011 Transarts, Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna/Austria
2012 Fine Arts, Kunstakademie, Münster/Germany
2013 Diploma Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna/Austria
Investigative Painting, Chimera-Projects, Budapest/Hungary
Lieber Klaus!, MUFUKU, Weibern (solo)
Time and space, NPAK/ACCEA, Jerevan/Armenia
Parallel, altes Zollamt, Vienna
Young art auction, Albertina, Vienna
Liebe endet wie Märchen beginnen, Flat 1, Vienna
#Painting. About, around and within, Galleria Upp, Venice/Italy
Papier 1, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg
Schweissgequält zündet Typograf Jakob verflixt öde Pangramme an, Friday Exit, Vienna
Inter Spaces, Studio Tommaseo, Triest/Italy
Papier 1, Salzamt, Linz
Das Exponential, Ausarten, Vienna
Vienna Calling, HDLU, Zagreb/Croatia
Grenzüberschreitend, Künstlerforum, Bonn/Germany
29.930, Kunstverein, Salzburg
Tragflächen, Herminengasse 1, Vienna (solo)
The Essence, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
Aufstellung, Skulpturinstitut, Vienna
To rank first among similar paintings, die Ausstellungsstraße, Vienna
Animate it!, KRO ART contemporary, Vienna
A7, Hafentor 7, Hamburg/Germany
JCE Biennale, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg
JCE Biennale, Bratislava City Gallery/Slovakia
Situaktion, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
Werkschau, AUSARTEN, Vienna (solo)
JCE Biennale, Kunsthaus Hamburg/Germany
JCE Biennale, Klaipeda Exhibition Hall/Lithuania
Räumung, Palais Kabelwerk, Vienna
AN:Ordnungen, Liquid Loft Studios, Vienna
METAmART, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
Young Art lounge, Zürcher Kantonalbank, Vienna
JCE Biennale, La Fabrique, Paris/France
Zum wilden Schnauzer, Showroom Generalicenter, Vienna (solo)
Die Wilden und das Tier, Galerie Studio 18, Vienna
Fear, Galerie Hrobsky, Vienna
Wo der Pfeffer wächst, Kornhäuslvilla, Vienna (solo)
Is there a transformation? Kunstraum Praterstrasse 15, Vienna
The Power of Love, Kongresshaus Stockholm/Sweden
Von wo hin, Galerie Stiegenhaus, Langenlois
2015 Artist in residence, cité des arts, Paris/France
2015 Artist in residence, Klaipeda Exhibition Hall, Klaipeda/Lithuania
2014 Award (Anerkennungspreis) roter Teppich für junge Kunst, Vienna
2014 Artist in residence, VCCA, Virginia/USA
2013 Young european artist trieste contemporanea award/Italy
2013 Studio program, Weisses Haus, Vienna
2013 Studio grant Landesateliers Salzurg, Land Salzburg
2012 Working grant Kulturfond Stadt Salzburg
2012 Artist in residence, Paliano/Italy, Land Salzburg
2011 Scholarship international Summeracademy Salzburg
2014 Inter Spaces, exhibition catalogue, Trieste Contemporanea/Italy
2014 Formales Territorial - Johanna Binder, Galerie im Traklhaus Salzburg
2012 JCE contemporary art, exhibition catalogue, JCE Forum/France
2012 Räumung, exhibition catalogue, Palais Kabelwerk, Vienna
2010 Auf der Schwelle, Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna