In his research-based practice, Mathias Pöschl seeks to investigate the relation of visual culture and political agenda, generating ensembles of works by juxtaposing representations of historical incidences and realities in a wide range of media and materials. In an effort to hint at new insights into the basic conditions of what it means for a work of art to be called political, Pöschl tries to exploit the cognitive potential of contradictions and misreadings, employing dialectic approaches to arrive at, or suggest, new narratives.
Mathias Pöschl (born 1981, Vienna, Austria) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2008. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows at institutions, galleries and art fairs including Leopold Museum, Vienna; 21er Haus – Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Vienna; The Armory Show, New York; Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna; Sotheby’s, Vienna; Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö; Frieze, London; Nya Perspectives, Västerås; Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna; as well as in various self-organized shows in temporary exhibition spaces around Austria.
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Residents from Austria
Naomi Andrée Campbell’s interdisciplinary practice explores natural systems of the body, its environment and how this is subjectively translated through our senses, employing a wide variety of techniques and materials ranging from X-rays to ice to paint. Campbell’s malleable worlds inspire and connect in, as much as create gaps through, a layered look at memory, perception, identity and permanence as constructs that guide her practice and philosophy. Campbell subverts expectation, forcing questions to arise rather than providing answers. A background in art and science prompted the adoption of this open-ended approach intrinsic to her work. Continually questioning the world through the changing lens of global conditions has resulted in a range of work discussing long-standing investigations into areas of environmental science.
Naomi Andrée Campbell (born in Montreal, Canada) lives and works in Brooklyn. Campbell’s work is found in permanent public collections including the MTA Arts for Transit, New York and The New York Public Library. She has contributed to American Artist, Artscape and Linea Art Journal and her work has been included in numerous publications including Art Students League of New York on Painting. Campbell has exhibited at Denise Bibro Fine Arts, New York; Asian Contemporary Art Fair, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Croatia and represented by Yellow Peril Gallery at SCOPE Miami and New York. She is a visiting critic at Vytlacil Residency Program and has been a guest speaker at Lehman College and Pratt Institute, and an instructor at the Art Students League of New York since 2007.
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André Hemer’s practice pursues a new mode of representation in painting, whereby image and form are transacted back and forth between materialised and de-materialised states. In doing so, Hemer’s paintings literally re-present the contemporary experience of digital media through the traditional painting object, revealing the most basic changes to our phenomenological experience of the contemporary world.
André Hemer’s work has been exhibited at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles; Yavuz Gallery, Singapore; Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London; Tristian Koenig Gallery, Melbourne; Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; and Münchner Stadtmuseum, Germany. In 2016 he was awarded a New Generation Award by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand, and was the winner of the Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award. He has been included in major publications such as 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Thames & Hudson, London, and Art and the Internet, Black Dog Publishing, London. In 2016 Hemer was invited to edit the publication Painting Regarding the Present, published by Naives and Visionaries, Berlin. He is based in Vienna, Austria.