Daniela tells us about her work:
They are smooth as well as uneven, soft as well as hard, simple as well as exuberant.
In her sculptural and installative works Daniela Trinkl uses both natural as well as artificial materials, whereby the plastic polyurethane foam plays a central role.
The objects create an uncertainty as to whether they are organically grown or highly technically produced.
Their hybrid appearance opens up a visual language between artificial and alive, alluring and bizarre.
Thus they become ambassadors of an unknown science fiction world.
The starting point of these works is the exploration of human´s creative and inventive striving.
Trinkl´s focus lies on the question of a synthetic existence, which she explores both critically and humorously.
Trinkl is interested in the idea of the artificial creation of life and its controllability.
The associated dystopian potential manifests itself in her sculptures behind their highly aestheticized look.
In this sense, her work adresses ecological, technological, biological as well as mystical and mythological contexts.
Daniela Trinkl is an Austrian artist based in Vienna.
Images and text courtesy the artist
Artworks in gallery below:
1.Species 2, 2022, polyurethane foam, styrofoam, 66x50x29cm
2.Satoq, 2022, polyurethane foam, styrofoam, round foam string, 135x76x25cm