Lives and works in Vienna, AT
Emanuel Ehgartner is using forms of the everyday urban space in his artistic practice. Strolling through the city, he sometimes discovers objects which – for no specific reason – arouse his interest. They mostly come from an architectural, industrial or technical context and are found on abandoned construction sites or as trash beneath the street.
He takes everything that is not nailed down to his studio, where he investigates these everyday objects with respect to their sculptural quality and modifies them by minimal interventions like additions and removals.
Due to Ehgartners subtle interventions, the link to the initial context is always maintained. His works move between two poles: Depending on the viewpoint, they can be seen as specific everyday objects or as abstract minimal artwork. Making these objects visible might allow a vision of another world within the existing one.
From a text by Michael Wonnerth-Magnussen
(Translation: Agnes Rameder)
Image Copyright Emanuel Ehgartner