Posted on

Vikenti Komitski

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Vikenti Komitski is currently based in Berlin. He graduated Sculpture in NAA in Sofia and Master’s program Art In Context in Universität der Künste, Berlin.

With his last series of works, he displays the multi-layered surface that forms an image that is often covered over by the flatness of the picture. Komitski makes his large-scale ‘collages’ out of the found objects and budget shop items. Also, he deliberately creates works that are multi-dimensional and impure which go against the modernist credo of flatness and purity. 

In general, the practice of collecting things seems like a primary gesture that shapes Komitski’s works. However, this mere gatherings of trivia and their formal assemblage allow appearing the illusion of the visual unconscious. In particular, the illusion that haunts the post-internet era and that casts a deep crack in its seeming surface. 

Vikenti Komitski makes works from different layered segments that in the end adds up to a kind of visual rebus. He deliberately plays with our perception. Equally, he plays with the interpretation of image and object, visuality and spatiality, trash and art, obvious and secret, the natural and artificial. 

In short, when today’s digital times are fully altered by humans and their technologies, Komitski reminds us of the analog (origin). Moreover of a non-human, animal and nature in general. At the same time, these images of birds, trees, and etc. altered and deformed by the constructions that hold them. Since all innocence is long gone.

Posted on

Sali Muller

Sali Muller is a young, up-and-coming artist. Being a sensitive analyst of habits, vision, and perception she focuses on concepts such as selfishness and, ultimately, finiteness. Primarily she deals with the non-depiction of a person especially in the medium of the installation.

As a matter of fact, Sali Muller with her conceptual art investigates the role of the individual in relation to himself and his environment. As well as she explores the question of how man alienates himself from nature and his own self-image. Furthermore, she works with photography, objects, light and sound installations.

Moreover, her work involves stimulating reflection and, quite significantly, mirrors. The mirror-works belong to an aspect of their oeuvre in which the artist focuses on the subjectivity of perception. In fact, she takes the mirror as the point of departure for a narrative of anti-reflection.

That is to say, Sali Muller with her dysfunctional mirror works points out the questionability of our culture of seeing. In effect this is achieved by countering the contemporary obsession of transparency of all private processes with skepticism and irony — just think of the self-delusion on Facebook and other Internet platforms.

‘As time goes by, the installations are going through substantial changes, just like human beings. During the continuous disassembly into elementary parts the artworks are taken apart, losing their original shape and steadily their raison d’être (‘reason to be’). 

The presence or substance is reduced to a minimum through the destruction until only the spiritual existence remains. Those works confront the viewers with the destructive mentality and behavior of human beings and their own self-destruction.’ — Sali Muller

Posted on

Erwin Wurm

Erwin Wurm was born in Bruck an der Mur, in Austria. He studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna and also at the Academy of Fine Arts in Austria. Furthermore, he currently lives in Vienna and in Limberg. All in all, he is best known for his strange depictions of everyday life as well as his humorous approach to the Formalism style. 

Moreover, Erwin Wurm takes something mundane and enlarges, curves, or otherwise distorts it. 

Specifically, his goal is to cause the viewer to look closer at the sculpture and find its true meaning. In fact, for him, inspiration comes from a love of everyday life. Therefore everything around him is useful and a part of his creative process. 

As he works with everyday objects such as nails, screws, and almost anything else, he creates sculptures that make people question exactly what defines a sculpture.

‘I would like one part of my work to become ephemeral by speaking. I make works where people say sentences and that’s the sculpture, which only exists in your head for a period of time. But this is just one part. Also, I like other things so I’m always trying different stuff and experimenting in different ways. It’s very exciting for me. But yeah, I both enjoy and doubt myself, which is part of it.’  Erwin Wurm. 

Play Video
Posted on

Michael Weißköppel

German contemporary artist Michael Weissköeppel investigates the places between the real and the imagined. In general, Weißköppel fuses different mediums in order to transform known realities into fresh possibilities. In particular, in his works, he blends photography with painting, drawing, sculpture and digital mark-making.