Michael Hirschbichler

Artworks and photography by Michael Hirschbichler
edited by condition H Press in collaboration with Kunstverein Ingolstadt.

The work »Chiaroscuro« departs from the jux­ta­po­si­tion of bright and dark areas in Baro­que paint­ing and attempts an inves­ti­ga­tion of the cat­e­go­riza­tion of our world into bright and dark, black and white, good and evil, poor and rich, beau­ti­ful and ugly etc. In doing so, ways of per­cep­tion and aes­thet­i­cal and moral cat­e­gories are being chal­lenged. Our con­tem­po­rary real­i­ty is sub­ject­ed to a con­trasty play of over- and under­ex­po­sures. Using relicts of every­day func­tion­al spaces – such as bright asep­tic hos­pi­tal cor­ri­dors and gloomy pedes­tri­an under­pass­es – the instal­la­tion »Chiaroscuro« sug­gests a spec­trum of con­nec­tions between abstract order­ing sys­tems and tan­gi­ble mate­ri­al real­i­ty, between pat­terns of think­ing and the archi­tec­tural and per­cep­tu­al con­struc­tion of space.

Language: German / English