BINARYIELDPOINTCATALYSATOR | Desiderio Gallery
Chris Murzek & Emanuel Ehgartner in conversation
Curated by Farshido Larimian
Desiderio Gallery presents a duo-exhibition by Austrian artists Chris Murzek and Emanuel Ehgartner.
The working process of both is determined by an interest in methods of coincidence and examination.
Murzek’s work focuses on the interface of digital and analogue processes, where codes and algorithms serve as the starting points of his artistic expressions and are then transformed into prints, paintings and drawings.
Ehgartner on the other hand is interested in the threshold between functionality and aesthetic.
He collects objects or structures from the street - which often come from an industrial or technical context - to form minimal sculptures or wall pieces.
For the show BINARYYIELDPOINTCATALYSATOR the two young artists intentionally choose mainly recent works which emphasize the similarities between their artistic practice.
Also the title is kind of a readymade: Together with the curator Farshido Larimian they played around with terms from a technical context and came up with this monstrosity of a word.
Emanuel Ehgartner was born in 1986 in Vöcklabruck (Upper Austria).
He lives and works in Vienna.
Ehgartner studied photography and sculpture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna with Gabriele Rothemann, Roman Pfeffer und Hans Schabus.
Numerous national- and international exhibitions including at Künstlerhaus (Vienna), Roodkapje Gallery (Rotterdam), SNETHA Foundation (Athens) or at the Cité International des Arts (PARIS).
His works can be found in public and private collections such as the City of Vienna or Jaques Carrios (the hidden collection).
Christian Murzek was born in 1986, lives and works in Vienna and Lower Austria.
Murzek studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna) with Silke Otto-Knapp, Gunter Damisch, Veronika Dirnhofer and Christian Schwarzwald.
Christian Murzek's work focuses on the interface of digital and analogue processes, where codes and algorithms serve as the starting points of his artistic expressions and are then transformed into prints, paintings and drawings.
His work can be found in public and private collections.
Running from Friday, March 05, 2021, to March 30, 2021.Desiderio gallery
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Photo credit Chris Murzeks artworks: kunst-dokumentation.com
Photo credit Emanuel Ehgartners artworks: go to the artist
We thank Emanuel, Chris and the gallery Desiderio for sharing with us their exhibition.