Martin Chramosta's soloshow at Stiege 13 n Vienna.
Martin Chramosta: Isengart
May 7 - June 3, 2021
Stiege 13, Vienna
Isengart brings together a Budapest series of new iron works, ceramics and objects by Martin Chramosta. Sober iron compositions teach us about public functions, in anticipation or memory of an existence as a facade decoration or ornamental fence. Meanwhile, small, almost theatrical scenes take place inside the formalistic structures. Something is being rehearsed, negotiated, overthrown. Under remnants of paint, the iron murmurs the names of the places where it has already lain.
Isengart is the residence of a devious sorcerer. A high tower visible from afar - a place of refuge from High Fantasy. Weatherproof, pockmarked sun-fire glaze yellow lashes the faces of small houses. A proposal for an outdoor furniture stands in the midst of the room.
Martin Chramosta (1982, Zürich) studied at Institut Kunst of HGK Basel, at Skulptur und Raum, University of applied Arts Vienna and at Freie Klasse of the Academy of fine Arts Vienna. Selected exhibitions and performances include Kunsthalle Basel, Kunsthaus Baselland, Belvedere21 Vienna, LLLLLl Vienna, Rinomina Paris, NCCA Kaliningrad, Humboldtgalerie Berlin, Konstmuseum Uppsala,Swiss Art Awards. Martin Chramosta was Artist-in-Residence with the Landis+Gyr Foundation in Budapest, at the StAir in Graz (Austria), the Quartier21 Vienna, the Cité des Arts Paris and the Fonderie Darling in Montreal.In 2017 Martin Chramosta received the Kunstpreis Riehen and in 2019 the Werkbeitrag of the Kunstkredit Basel. Martin Chramosta works mainly in the fields of sculpture, drawing and performance.