About Brigitte Kowanz
|Name||Brigitte Kowanz ()|
|Birth Location||Wien (AT)|
|Media||Sculpture, Light Sculpture|
Brigitte Kowanz's Biography
Brigitte Kowanz is an Austrian contemporary artist known for her light sculptures, installations, and works on paper. She was born in 1957 in Vienna and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 1983. She has exhibited her works in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe, including Faking the Real (2022) at Kunsthaus Graz in Graz, Austria, The Animal Within (2022) at Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK) in Vienna, Austria, Hybrid Spaces (2022) at Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul, Turkey, and Avantgarde und Gegenwart (2021) at Belvedere 21 in Vienna, Austria.
Kowanz’s work focuses on the relationship between light and space, exploring the boundaries between reality and illusion. She often uses light as a sculptural material and creates works that are both physical and intangible. Her works explore the dichotomy between the natural and the artificial, the real and the imaginary, and the visible and the invisible. Her works often evoke feelings of wonderment, mystery, and complexity.
Kowanz has also been featured in numerous publications, including the book Light as Form: The Art
Brigitte Kowanz's Art
Immersion (2020) by Brigitte Kowanz is a captivating light sculpture that explores the boundaries between reality and illusion. The piece is composed of a large, circular LED light sculpture, suspended from the ceiling and surrounded by four large, mirrored walls. The sculpture is filled with a mesmerizing, ever-changing array of light, creating a captivating and immersive environment. The light shifts in intensity and hue, creating an ever-unfolding spatial experience that challenges the viewer to engage with the artwork and explore their own perceptions of reality. Immersion invites one to contemplate the relationship between light, space and perception, and to consider the complexity of the relationship between the natural and the artificial.
Fountain (2017) by Brigitte Kowanz is a captivating light sculpture that explores the dichotomy between the natural and the artificial. The piece consists of a large, circular framework of fluorescent tubes that appear to be suspended in mid-air. The light radiates from the sculpture, creating a mesmerizing effect and a feeling of movement. The interconnected tubes interact with the surrounding space, creating a dynamic relationship between the artwork and its environment. The work is a powerful exploration of the relationship between light and space, and its abstract form encourages viewers to contemplate the boundaries between reality and illusion.
Email 02.08.1984 03.08.1984(2017)
Email 02.08.1984 03.08.1984 (2017) by Brigitte Kowanz is an installation that combines light, space, and projection to explore the relationship between reality and illusion. The installation consists of two projected images of an email conversation, one on the floor and one on the wall. The projection on the floor is an animation that rotates, while the projection on the wall remains static. Kowanz uses the projection to create an immersive environment, playing with the concept of time and space. The work invites the viewer to reflect on the nature of digital communication and its implications for our perception of reality.
Flow of Thoughts(2019)
Brigitte Kowanz’s artwork Flow of Thoughts (2019) is an exploration of the relationship between light and space. Through the use of light as a sculptural material, Kowanz creates a work that is both physical and intangible. The work evokes a feeling of wonderment, as it appears to be a constantly shifting landscape of light and color. It captures the complexity of the invisible forces around us, and the dichotomy between the natural and the artificial. Flow of Thoughts is a captivating reminder of the power and beauty of light, and its ability to create an atmosphere of mystery and intrigue.
Brigitte Kowanz, Lost under the Surface, Installation view Museum Haus Konstruktiv, 2020(2020)
Brigitte Kowanz's artwork Lost under the Surface, Installation view Museum Haus Konstruktiv, 2020 is an exploration of the relationship between light and space. The artwork comprises of a series of light sculptures and installations that are both physical and intangible, using light as a sculptural material. The work evokes feelings of wonderment, mystery and complexity and explores the dichotomy between the natural and the artificial, the real and the imaginary, and the visible and the invisible. It is a captivating and thought-provoking exploration of light and its ability to alter and create space.