Manfred Kielnhofer – biography
Manfred “Chili” Kielnhofer was born Jan. 28, 1967, in Haslach an der Muhl, Austria. Today is not only a sculptor but also a painter, designer and photographer. Since 2000 he lives as a freelance artist in Linz. 2005 launched Artpark Gallery in Linz.
Guardians of time – MANFRED KIELNHOFER
Manfred “Chili” Kielnhofer studied at the technical college in Linz, where he took his final exam in 1995 and was involved with the technical design and the art of building led him to his special way of art.
Sessel Modell Interlux – Manfred Kielnhofer
Undoubtedly his most famous work is “Guardians of Time”. On the basis of religious and supernatural phenomena, the Guardians of Time are stone statues that is cloaked in hooded robes and located to seem like they are moving forward in a sort of ritual. In some cases, the figures stand-alone, in other cases, they are grouped as if whispering to each other Kielnhofer puts his statues in public places such as ancient castles, old mines, squares and parks are installed and moved without fanfare, increasing the eerie mystical aura that emanates.
Water reflection photography Sabrina – Manfred Kielnhofer
In 2009, Kielnhofer developed a new type of “photographs act”, which involves the construction of a waterplate in his studio, where you can take photos of models sitting or lying down, probably on a mirror. In 2010 he developed the concept of Light Art Biennale Austria in 2010 with Martina Schettina.
Angel – Manfred Kielnhofer – 2011
The work of Kielnhofer is mainly interested in the human figure, and its various forms and movements. The figure is an integral part of his work, and often uses the human form as a tool, either in place of a canvas, or in a partnership to produce large installations or performances.
His art for pleasure must be able to be understood, you must be caught by anxiety, by the possibility of being terrorized by his ideas, and its visions.
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