“I love Art, it´s not like I have to do it – I am in love with it.”
Verena Zangerle was born in 1983 in Rum/Tyrol and lives, works and studies in Vienna/Austria
University of Applied Arts Vienna
- Institute of Visual & Media Arts with Jan Svenungsson
- Art and Communicative Practice & Free Experimental Applied Textile Design with Barbara Putz-Pleko
I have always been fascinated with the power of abstraction. My work is about the possibilities abstraction provides me to play with and even go further than reality, to create truth and not to copy it.
Media wise I concentrate on drawing, painting and printmaking. I draw, etch, print, paint, structure, scratch, put white all over and work on.
The start of producing artistically is a physical act to me, direct, intuitive and that´s why I love to work big formats because they promise me time to explore and reflect and the chance of movement.
Composition wise I always work towards complexity, energy and tension but still there needs to be the impression of harmony. Going ahead going back, moving over the space, filling, creating a new surface.
I work in variable work groups using different technics and series. One of my most beloved work series are my line drawings and line etchings.
A very important aspect of my drawings is the use of straight lines to create organic forms. There are no straight lines in nature but the finished drawing shows an organic result.
This method is related to my perception of today, it reflects the digital and real aspects of today’s complex world.
We are able to estimate phenomena of nature in a digital way. Like the development of a galaxy or even the stripes on a tiger. We’re so good at that, that it is impossible to say if it’s a simulation or reality.
My work plays with these aspects, exploring the thin line between experience and perception.
I use a system, the main rule is the straight line. But I am not interested in creating technical drawings. Rather, I am curious about the expressive potential, about the point in time where the perception tips, when it´s not technical but organic, complex, natural and real.
To me to really look at something means everything.
I love Art, it´s not like I have to do it – I am in love with it.