Born 1955 in Gmunden, Master of Art at the University for Art and Industrial Design in Linz. Working in my studio for computer-based art and digital media in Gallneukirchen, near Linz since 1986.
The series „digital/analog“, „D/A-Wandler“ „Avatare“, „perfekt zaubern“, „territories“ were shown at Sigraph ArtShow/Chigago, TISEA/Sydney, ComputerArt/Germany and other festivals.
Projects und publications for Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, O.Ö. Landesmuseum, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, O.K Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz, Roemer-Pelizaeus Museum Hildesheim, Germany.
Exhibitions and Participations (selection):
Secession, Vienna / Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney / Künstlerhaus Vienna / OÖ. Landesmuseum, Linz / Stift Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz / Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz/ Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg / Städtische Galerie Gladbeck / House of Technology, Bratislava / ComputerArt, Dresden, Germany / Galerie im Haus an der Redoute, Bonn / Galerie in der St. Anna Kapelle, Passau / Castello di Duino, Triest / Ars-Galerie, Peuerbach / Galerie im 44er Haus, Leonding, / Große Rathausgalerie Landshut, Germany / Museo d’Arte di Chianciano Terme, Italy/Art Fair Linz
I try to create floating situations which dissolve the seeming safety of places. My pictures represent stages of a virtual journey. Starting from my home I visit several places of meaning where I have been before or where I would like to go.
Using a pattern which tells about geografical, social and asthetical issues I combine different levels to imaginative pictures. The computer itself consists of and works with patterns generating visual and spacial structures following a set of rules which is encoded and obvious simultaneously.
I have been keeping occupied with digital art for more than 25 years considering the computer not just as a tool, but as a possibility of a imaginative matrix of dealing with the world around me.
The pictures of the series „air corridors“ show rendered models of biological and technical facts which run up to spacial formations set in front of a background consisting of geographical coordinates.
Artificial expression is achieved by using 3-D lenticulars. A multi-layered image, merged into one layer is taken and a special lens is placed over it so that each layer appears separately. Gently flowing objects in space lead to the impression of air-corridors to which the titles of the pictures refer.