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Double Flotzinger/Gogg exhibition at the Stelzhamermuseum

Double Flotzinger/Gogg exhibition at the Stelzhamermuseum

Pramit. The Stelzhamermuseum Cultural Center in Pramet opens the exhibition “Cut – – – Contours” on Friday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m., where the expressive wood sculptures of Alexander Flötzinger meet the picturesque, poetic patterns of Marianne Gouges. Pieces and lines connect the two bodies of work.

Alexander Flotzinger (b. 1980) was born in Ridder and comes from a family with a penchant for art (his father Franz Flotzinger and uncle Walter Flotzinger work in arts and crafts). The father of four attended HTL School of Electrical Engineering in Wales from 1994 to 2000, and after completing his community service, worked in electrical engineering for four years before attending Hallstatt School of Carpentry (HTBLA) from 2004 to 2007 and completed his Certificate of a journeyman as a wood and stone carver. After two years working as an electrician and additional woodworking training in carpentry and carpentry, he began his intense artistic exploration of wood materials in 2008. Flotzinger has been part of the artist collective WÜDWUX since 2008 and also works as a carpenter for custom projects. Since 2011 he has been living as a freelance sculptor in Waldzell.

Marianne Gouge (b. 1973), born in Scharding, grew up in Tovekirchen an der Braam and now lives in Braamette. After attending the Pedagogical Academy in Linz from 1992 to 1995, where she studied textiles and mathematics, she began her teaching career as an arts and crafts teacher in 1995. From 2006 to 2008, Gog also taught graphics and textiles at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. The artist has been teaching at the Roseggerschule in Reed since 2013 and chairs the ARGE for art teachers in the Reed area. Since 2015 she has also been an active member of the Board of Directors of the Kulturhaus Stelzhamermuseum Pramet Association.

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Dynamically expressive sculptures

Flotzinger's sculptural works demonstrate his diverse woodworking training and mastery of materials. The artist also explores the limits of matter. His sculptures are dynamically expressive and reflect an ancient, primitive power. At the same time, they show high sensitivity to matter and form. His sculptural compositions often rely on the precise interplay between raw materials and bas-relief-like sculptural elements such as abstract structures or patterns as well as exterior and interior scenes.

Poetic patterns

Gogg's poetic blue patterns open up a world entirely in blue. They are created in several steps: paper or fabric preparation, drying stages and exposure to sunlight, which allow them to produce different levels of brightness of the typical sky blue colour. The constant experimentation with careful planning and planned coincidence allows for pictorial confusion. Gogg's blue patterns are reduced impressions or organization of the essence of the image from everyday visual experiences and their interaction with the iconography of art history. The artist works with analogue objects, negatives, stencils and foil on which she paints her designs.

Study trips

While Flotzinger's work took the artist to Switzerland, Finland, Ireland and Morocco, Gouge undertook study trips to Central and South America on textiles and art between 2004 and 2007. Flotzinger regularly attends sculpture seminars and Gogg participates in the art weeks in Neumarkt an der Raab every year since 2014. They are both professors of the Innviertel Artists' Guild and have shown their work in numerous exhibitions at home and abroad.

exhibition

The exhibition runs at the Stelzhamermuseum Pramet Cultural Center until Sunday 25 August and is open every Sunday from 2pm to 4pm with free admission.

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