clemens wolf

 
 

Clemens Wolf, artiste autrichien né en 1981, est fasciné par les ruines ou les sites en construction, et particulièrement l’idée de frontière ou de barrière. L’artiste crée une distance optique entre le spectateur et le sujet ou l’objet. Ses œuvres prennent matérialité par le biais de la peinture, l’installation ou la sculpture, toujours avec une forte notion de monumentalité doublée d’une large réflexion sur la perspective. Outre son travail prédominant de peinture, l’artiste privilégie les exigeants matériaux de construction, dont le béton et le métal, notamment à travers des installations dans l'espace public. 

Les œuvres de Clemens Wolf condensent différentes influences contemporaines, de Frank Stella à Richard Serra pour la sculpture mais également des références plus anciennes en ce qui concerne son travail pictural, notamment Francisco de Goya ou encore Rembrandt et spécialement les clairs-obscurs de la «  Ronde de nuit». 

Le travail de Clemens Wolf a été récompensé par plusieurs prix en Autriche et a été exposé dans de nombreux pays, notamment l’Allemagne, la Chine, Israël ou encore les Etats-Unis. Ses œuvres font partie de nombreuses collections publiques autrichiennes, dont celle du prestigieux Musée Essl de Vienne. 
 

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Austrian artist Clemens Wolf (born in 1981) is fascinated by ruins and building sites, and more particularly by the notion of frontier or fence. The artist creates an optical distance between the viewer and the subject or the object. His artworks become physical through paintings, installations or sculptures, and always with a strong idea of monumentality doubled by an intense reflection on perspective. Besides his predominant work as a painter, the artist favors the challenging materials of construction, such as concrete or steel, especially for his public space installations.

Clemens Wolf’s works gather different contemporary influences, from Frank Stella to Richard Serra for sculpture, but also references from the past for his paintings, including notably Francisco de Goya or Rembrandt and the chiaroscuro of the “Night Watch”.

Clemens Wolf’s art have been awarded several times in Austria and exhibited widely, including Germany, China, Israel or USA. His artworks part numerous Austrian public collections, such as the prestigious Essl Museum (Vienna).

 

 

Né en \ Born in 1981
Vit et travaille à \ Lives and works in Vienna, Austria


www.clemenswolf.com



ACTUALITÉS \ NEWS

GROUNDED, exposition personnelle \ solo exhibition, Galerie Silvia Steinek, Vienna, through 22 nov. 2016
exposition personnelle \ solo exhibition, BACKSLASH, sept. - oct. 2017



FORMATION \ EDUCATION

University of Art and Design Linz, Fine Arts, Austria, 2002
Graduation University of Art and Design Linz, Fine Arts, Austria, 2007



EXPOSITIONS PERSONNELLES \ SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Kunst an der Grenze, Jennersdorf, Austria, 2016
PARALLEL ART FAIR, with Galerie Silvia Steinek, Vienna, 2016
Vienna Contemporary, with Galerie Silvia Steinek, Vienna, 2015
Grey Scale, Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Zürich, 2015
The Other Side Of The Rainbow, BACKSLASH, Paris, 2015
TIME TO BREAK OUT – Galerie Hunchentoot, Berlin, 2013
UNTITLED, DIE THEATRALIK DER BEDEUTUNGSLOSIGKEIT – Galerie Steinek, Vienna, 2013
INES - Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, 2013
HOLES N´GRIDS – Galerie Steinek, Vienna, 2011
DEFORESTOFENCES – Pratersauna Artspace, Vienna, 2011
VIENNAFAIR – Galerie Steinek, Vienna, 2011
OPENED SPACE – Open Space, Art Cologne, 2010
CLEMENS WOLF – Galerie Ruzicska, Salzburg, 2010
CLEMENS WOLF – AKNÖ, Vienna, 2009
THE GREAT MESS – Strabag Artlounge, Vienna, 2009
HINTER DER FREIHEIT / BEHIND FREEDOM – Galerie Steinek, Vienna, 2009
A TOUCH OF RED – Phantom Galleries, Pasadena, USA, 2008
THE GREAT MESS IN LA – The Continental Gallery, Los Angeles, 2008



EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES \ GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Seattle Art Fair, avec \ with BACKSLASH, Seattle, WA, 2016
SESSION #3, PLANÉITÉ, BACKSLASH, Paris, 2016
VOLTA 12, avec \ with BACKSLASH, Basel, 13 - 18 june 2016
Sculpture project, OUT OF THE BOOTH, with Galerie Steinek, Art Brussels, 22 - 24 april 2016
Höhenrausch, commissariat \ curated by Andrea von Goetz, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin, 2016
INTERJEKTION commissariat \ curated Lori Hersberger, Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Zürich, 2015
3rd Danube Biennale Contemporary Icons; The Art of Spectacle, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava-Cunovo, Slovak Republic, 2015
VERORTUNGEN, Galerie Steinek, Vienna, Austria, 2015
When Black Meets White, commissariat de \ curated by Lucas Cuturi, Inoperable Gallery, Vienna, Austria, 2015
27.11, BACKSLASH, Paris, 2014
Heavy Duty, Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Zürich, 2014
Viennafair, with Galerie Steinek and Galerie Ruzicska, Vienna, 2014
Sessel, Stuhl, Hocker in der Kunst, Bank Austria Collection, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, 2014
Les plaisirs démodés \ The old-fashioned way, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria, 2014
HIC ET NUNC – Stift Klosterneuburg, Austria, 2014
COLLECTED #4 – Bank Austria Kunstfotum Vienna, 2014   
HEAVY METAL – Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Kitzbühl, Austria, 2013
LIKE IT – Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria, 2013
ELEVEN – Hohe Bleichen, Hamburg, 2013
FIRST – Loft 8, Vienna, 2013
DER GEMALTE RAUM – Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria, 2012
SESSHAFT – Galerie Steinek, Vienna, 2012
FAISTAUERPREISTRÄGER 2011 – Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, 2012
GOLD – Unteres Belvedere, Vienna, 2012
DEMONS AND PEARLS – Dok, St. Poelten, Austria, 2012
IN BETWEEN – CAC, Vilnius, Lituania, 2011
IN BETWEEN – Stadtgalerie, St. Poelten, Austria, 2011
KUNSTTOUR 2011 – Maastricht, 2011
FAISTAUERPREIS 2011 – Trakelhaus, Salzburg, 2011
NACHBARN, ABGRENZUNG UND GEMEINSAMKEIT – Eisfabrik, Hannover, 2011
ART IN THE CITY – Park d`Egmont, BGArt Brussels, Vienna, 2011
ES LEBE DIE MALEREI – Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria, 2011
OPERIA SERIA – Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzbug, 2011
MÄRCHEN MYTHOS MAROTTE – Galerie Steinek, Vienna, 2011
TERMINATOR 2 – Projekt_LOVE, Vienna, 2011
GEOR EILSER PREIS – Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna, 2010
RINGTURM. KUNST, SAMMLUNG VIENNA INSURENCE GROUP – Leopold Museum, Vienna, 2010
4TH BEIJING BIENNALE – Namoc National Art Museum of China, Bejing, China, 2010
URBAN LOOK – Die Ausstellungsstrasse, Vienna Biennale, Vienna, 2010
HAPPY IN VIENNA – Galerie Steinek, Vienna, 2010
IN BETWEEN – Kadir Has University, Istanbul, 2010
KUNSTTOUR 2010 – Galerie Groen Licht, Maastricht, 2010
IN BETWEEN – Kohan Galerie, Gyula, Hungary, 2010
FOCUS DAILY – Continental Gallery, Los Angeles, 2010
IN BETWEEN – Old Patriotissa Market Hall, Nikosia, Cyprus, 2010
IN BETWEEN – Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst, Podgarica, Montenegro, 2010
1ST DANUBE BIENNALE – Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2009
IN BETWEEN – Galerija Umjetnina, Split, Croatia, 2009
SCHWARZ AUF WEISS, IN SHADES OF GREY – Brick 5, Vienna, 2009
STRABAG INTERNATIONAL ARTAWARD 2009 – Strabag Artlounge, Vienna, 2009
KUNSTTOUR 2009 – Galerie Groen Licht, Maastricht, 2009
KOSCHATZKY AWARD NOMINEES – Mumok Hofstallungen, Vienna, 2009
IN BETWEEN – Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2008
AUSTRIA conTEMPORARY – Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria
FRACTURA – Ragnarhof, Vienna, 2008
KUNSTTOUR 08 – Galerie Groen Licht, Maastricht, 2008
ICH HABE NICHT GENUG IHR MATTEN AUGEN – Universl Cube, Leipzig, 2008
FROM THE STREET ON UP! – VillaNuts, The Hague, 2008
ZEICHEN UND WUNDER – California Market Center, Los Angeles, 2008
LACYSTREET ARTS – Los Angeles, 2007
BEST OFF 07 – Nordico, Linz, 2007
KUNSTTOUR 07 – Maastricht, 2007
ARTMART – Viennart Künstlerhaus, Vienna, 2007
KALTE PLATTE – Galerie Cabaret Renz, Vienna, 2007
STEELCITYKIDS – Junglerushstudios, Los Angeles, 2006
DIESEL NEW ART AWARD – Betonsalon Museumsquartier, Vienna, 2006
BEST OFF 06 – University of Art and Design, Linz, 2006
KUNST KULTUR KONGRESS – Färberei, Munich, 2006
ORTSWECHSEL – Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim, 2006
STREETART, DIE LESBARE STADT – Freiraum Museumsquartier, Vienna, 2006 (Curator)
ALLE REDEN VOM WETTER – Kunsthof, Vienna, 2005
HIGHER THAN THE SKY – University of Art and Design, Linz, 2005
WAS WENN, WENN DANN – Neue Galerie Lentia 2000, Linz, 2005
JIZNI VITR III – Budweis, Czech Republic, 2005



PRIX \ AWARDS

Diesel New Art award, 2006
Strabag Art - Award, 2009
Georg Eisler Preis (nominees), 2010
Anton Faistauerpreis, 2011



COLLECTIONS

Essl Collection, Vienna
Arthothek der Stadt Wien MA7, City of Vienna
Arthothek des Bundes, State of Austria
Reznikov Collection
Strabag Art Collection
Collection Vienna Insurance Group
Urban Collection
and numerous private collections




RÉSIDENCES \ RESIDENCIES

Kunst an der Grenze, Jennersdorf, Austria, 2016
Artist in residence, Hildesheim, Germany, 2006
 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Sessel, Stuhl, Hocker in der Kunst, Bank Austria Collection, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria, 2014
Autoduck, with Lukas Gansterer, Distanz, 2014
Hic et Nuc, Stift Klosterneuburg, 2014
Gold - Belvedere, Hirmer, 2012
Clemens Wolf #1, Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2012
Ringturm Kunst, Leopold Museum, 2009
Austria Contemporary, Essl Museum, 2008



SÉLECTION PRESSE \ SELECTED PRESS

"Dans les galeries...", Arts Magazine, 2015
Ana B.K., "Vantage point of Clemens Wolf", Widewalls, 2015
"La tournée des popotes, Backslash...", My Factory, 2015
Lorenzo Pereira, "Clemens Wolf: The other side of the rainbow", Widewalls, 2015
Emmanuelle Lequeux, "Notre-Dame de Nazareth, la nouvelle rue émergente", Beaux-Arts Magazine, 2015
Martin Herbert, "Now See This", ArtReview, 2012
Alexandra von Quadt, "Clemens Wolf", Freunde von Freunden, 2012
"Die Emerging Artists", Gewinn, 2012
"Viennafair", Die Presse, 2011
Jonas Vogt, "Von der Kunst, im Heute anzukommen", The gap, 2011
Michael Fembek, "Die Emerging Artists", Gewinn, 2011
"Ein Wolf heult durch den Zaun", Wiener Zeitung, 2011
"Galerie Steinek: Clemens Wolf", The gap, 2011
"Eher morbid als märchenhaft", Der Standard, 2011
"Urban art", Flairs, 2011
Adi Hirschal, "Leben, klein Gesprochen", Peng!, 2010