Six questions for
Martin Schloegl

Tique asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Martin Schloegl.

Artist Martin Schloegl
Lives in Innsbruck and Vienna, Austria

How do you describe your own art practice?

The graphic, sculptural and installation works are signs from everyday life, placed in a new context or peeled out of an existing context. Many things seem familiar but nothing is as it seems. In my spatial installations, I bring together the previously free peeled, abstracted forms and tell a new story. I chooses my material and imaging methods wisely. The material of art is always part of the staging. New areas of tension arise. The process of perception becomes the actual act.

Which question or theme is central in your work?

How can I create new areas / fields of tension?

What was your first experience with art?

My Father was a Biologist – he taught me to sharpen my gaze for the details, curiosity and how nature shapes its work. I think this seed born fruit and brought me to study at the university of applied arts in Vienna.

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

Cooking and the unexpected.

What do you need in order to create your work?

Observation over time, quietness and time alone.

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

Pamela Rosenkranz ‘The House of Meme’ at the Kunsthaus Bregenz.

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