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Lorenz Estermann

gloryville, 2010

exhibition period:

June 3 - September 26 2010

exhibition space:

LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz

born in 1968 in Linz, lives in Linz and Vienna
www.lorenz-estermann.com
 


Lorenz Estermann, »village«, 4/2010

Lorenz Estermann, »Swti«, 4/2010

Lorenz Estermann, »Level«, 4/2010

Lorenz Estermann, »SOMAT«, 4/2010

Farbstift und Marker auf 160 g Fabriano Zeichenpapier / Crayon and marker on 160 g Fabriano drawing paper · 21 x 29,7 cm

Courtesy Lukas Feichtner Galerie Wien

Direct scan: Lorenz Estermann

 
Lorenz Estermann’s artistic work has been centred, if obliquely, on architecture and its functionality for several years now. Using actual buildings as points of departure, the artist adds fantastic features to these architectural structures in drawings, collages and models of different sizes.

His objects therefore seem, on the one hand, to represent buildings that we are familiar with, while on the other there is something about them that we feel is strange or futuristic. They are »mental architectural projects« (Lorenz Estermann) that express the freedom of being something – without any claim to be realised. While Estermann’s models were tied to gravity in the past, earthbound like their models in reality, the artist takes a step forward at TRIENNALE LINZ and ups the absurdity of his objects. Three mediumsized models mutate into elements of a giant mobile. Suspended from the ceiling on steel cables and brackets, an outsized toy revolves around its own axis in an artificial air stream. The fact that these models are made from the most mundane materials, such as painted cardboard, only serves to enhance the contradictoriness of this approach. They claim to be rock solid and are at the same time almost light as air. While Estermann’s models have in the past boasted a certain measure of functionality, it is quite clear to the observer that these models were never meant to be built. Giving the lead to utopianism, Lorenz Estermann lets his houses float..

(Nina Kirsch)

 

 

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