22. January 2015 – 17. April 2015

Lorenz Estermann: dream/home

Art by Lorenz Estermann

Text and Copyright: Prof. Peter Baum

Old and used things and functionalism made by non-architects interest him (Lorenz Estermann) more than stereotypical usage, architectural trends and the initial (...). With cheap, poor, discarded materials (plywood, corrugated cardboard, various papers, cartons and here and there some wooden sticks) the artist who lives in Vienna and Linz sets to work, inventing and constructing from everything lying around everywhere hoping for better times, new small-scale architecture: succinct and eccentric, graded with high sensitivity and furnished with humorous traps and fixtures that are usually only visible at second glance. It is a broad spectrum of associations that finds Estermann's architecture, but it also clearly underlines the social context of such anonymous buildings. Many of them, he spots while travelling in former Eastern Bloc countries and takes photographs of them as well as new low-cost high-rise buildings, those uniform urban buildings whose demolition is often only a matter of time and money. At the interfaces of architecture, drawing, photography and painting the (Austrian) artist who has been successful in the recent past in prestigious galleries and museums in Europe confronts with reworked colour prints and many examples of highly sensitive parodic ‘object art’.

 

Brief Information about the Exhibition:

Exhibition Opening: 21 January 2015 at 7.30pm.

Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (not on public holidays and bridging days).

Directions: Tram number 7 (Tram stop: Moritzburger Weg) or 8 (Tram stop: Am Hellerrand).

Entry is free of charge and parking is possible in the company car park.

Photos: Lothar Sprenger