“My art emerges from a dialog with the work”

I am a visual artist from Salzburg, Austria. My works are paradoxes. Each piece is at once planned and fortuitous. Just as the interpretation follows its own paths my creative process is also an intuitive exploration. Each piece is at once process and product, impenetrable and transparent, planned and fortuitous. I constantly seek dialog with the artwork and engage in a persisting exchange between expression and interpretation. Especially my combination of abstract painting and figurative drawing creates a synthesis of two poles that could not be more different.

Being in touch with nature and getting inspired by the positive energy coming from it plays an important part in my working process. Even though I hardly choose nature and landscapes as motives for my works, the subject inspires and influences me in many ways.

Porträt Simona Ledl

Photo: Chris Perkles / Kunsthilfe Salzburg


Art Courses

08/2019 – 12/2019
„Comic and caricature drawing“, correspondence studies at ILS, Hamburg, Germany

08/2017
„The future is painting“, class of Paulina Olowska, International Summeracademy of Fine Arts Salzburg, Austria

08/2016
„Hommage“, class of Tex Rubinowitz, International Summeracademy of Fine Arts Salzburg, Austria

07/2015
„What is a picture?“, class of Martin Bernhard, International Summeracademy of Fine Arts Salzburg, Austria

02/2015 – 04/2015
“Portrait Painting/Drawing”, class of Alfia Weingartner, Salzburg, Austria

01/2015
“Nude Drawing”, class of Alexander Mitterlechner, Salzburg, Austria

07/2014 – 08/2014
„Picture. Ground. Perception“, class of Norbert Bisky, International Summeracademy of Fine Arts Salzburg, Austria

 


Education

11/2011 – 05/2014
Master´s degree in communication science, University of Salzburg, Austria

02/2011 – 07/2011
Semester abrouad in Málaga, Spain (Erasmus program)

10/2008 – 11/2011
Bachelor´s degree in communication science, University of Salzburg, Austria

1999 – 2007
Musisches Gymnasium, Salzburg, Austria

1989
Born in Oberndorf near Salzburg, Austria