Fragmented Visual Storytelling

I create open-minded visual stories whose interpretations grow with their viewers. Fragments to create emotions. Atmospherics.

 

I studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna — in the classes of Daniel Richter, Harun Farocki and Gunter Damisch (2006-2011).

To further dive into storytelling in contemporary media,  I wrote a Doctoral Thesis (PhD) about “Painting and digital technologies” (Elisabeth von Samsonow, Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein, 2011-2015).

Digital Analog

I blend traditional painting and drawing practices with multi-layered digital processes.

 

The final works often don’t show their underlying digital roots, which include randomized generative algorithms, a robotic drawing device and the development of a custom image abstraction software. This lets the works feature a mode of figuration that’s natively based in geometric abstraction – while keeping an analog exterior.

 

Coding and Interactivity

My bag of tricks includes Sandy Noble’s Polargraph drawing machine, the Processing prototyping environment, and “Geometries Everywhere“, my generative image abstraction software.

 

In development since 2015, it offers real-time glitches, numerous line tracing algorithms, creation of 3d geometry from 2d images, production of depth/space dioramas, interpretation of topology through Delaunay triangulation and Voronoi diagrams, video/vectors or high-res pixelations export  and WASD controls to navigate the virtual scenes.

Curatorial Practice

I was running the alternative space mo.ë while writing my PhD thesis, which got me to experiment with curating as narrative medium. I curated nearly fourty exhibitions between 2010-2017, mostly focusing emerging painting.
Some of it is documented on the Beyond Mimesis blog.

 

The exhibitions included works of the following artists (selection): Markus Bacher, Bernhard Buhmann, Veronika Dirnhofer, Dejan Dukic, Melanie Ebenhoch, Theresa Eipeldauer, Michael Fanta, Peter Fritzenwallner, Milo Hartnoll, Stephan Hövelbrinks, Werner Jakits, Alex Kiessling, Sebastian Koch, Nana Mandl, Julia Maurer, Julie Mueller, Tomas Němec, Katherina Olschbaur, Fabian Patzak, Maria Pavlova, Sarah Pichlkostner, Paul Riedmüller, Christian Rothwangl, Alexander Ruthner, Alexander Rutsch, Max Schaffer, Käthe Schönle, Petra Schweifer, Titania Seidl, Lisa Slawitz, Jakub Tomáš, Peter Uka, Cathrin Ulikowski, Victoria Vinogradova, Marianne Vlaschits, Stefanie De Vos, Micha Wille, David Zeller, …