Michael Höpfner – FÜNF WEGE ZU FUSS
Exhbition run: 7 February – 4 April 2020
FÜNF WEGE ZU FUSS
Opens: Thursday, 6 February, 7 pm
Introduction: David Komary (Galerie Stadtpark)
The artist will be present.
Exhibition run: 7 February − 4 April 2020
FOTOHOF / Inge-Morath-Platz 1-3 / 5020 Salzburg / Austria
The photographer and conceptual artist Michael Höpfner is regarded as one of the few contemporary exponents of Land Art in Austria. His drawings, diary sketches and, first and foremost, his analogue photographs were created as he hiked and trekked for weeks on end, often in very remote regions of the world such as the high plateaus of Tibet or the valleys of the Alps.
In a slow process the artist then transforms his creative output into wall-mounted auratic artefacts defined by a multi-layered materiality. His artistic approach is a search for mankind’s relationship with nature and characterised by his apprehension of the world as an existential experience.
"His search for minimization is realised first and foremost in his travels to distant countries and regions. In his photographs and installations, not only does he separate the essential from the unimportant ballast, but he also firmly trains his entire focus on that essence as a narrative counterpart. No sentence, no information is too much. All that is useful is stated; all else remains unstated." (Carola Leitner)
Michael Höpfner was born in Krems/Donau, Austria, in 1972; he lives and works in Vienna. Michael Höpfner studied painting and graphic art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and at the Department for Fine Art Photography at the Glasgow School of Art. He teaches art and photography at the Art and Photography Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1995 he has travelled extensively in Ukraine, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, northern India, Nepal, western China, South Korea, Senegal, Libya, Iceland, Scotland, Albania, Greece and Italy.
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Michael Höpfner – Von Gramsh nach Sheper (2016) Silbergelatineprint, 50x60cm, 2019
Michael Höpfner – Aufzeichnungen von Budongquao nach Qumahe, Silbergelatine Print, 60,5 x50,3cm, Kreidezeichnung, 2020
Michael Höpfner – Aufzeichnungen von Sanwei nach Subei, Silbergelatine Print, 60,5 x50,3cm, 2020
Michael Höpfner – Aufzeichnungen von Jokang nach Phabonka, Silbergelatine Print, 60,5 x50,3cm, 2020