Artist: Patrick Ostrowsky
The sculptural works of Patrick Ostrowsky fluctuate between nontransparent depth and ruptured lightness. These are industrial materials, prefabricated products or found objects the artist gradually composes to become tentative seeming sculptures. Their surfaces are left untreated, neither painted nor smoothly sanded. They challenge us to kneel down and look more closely at the structures of the raw material, into the fine notchings and deep hollow spaces where the inner life of the sculptures has been exposed. Among the wood, concrete, epoxy resin and plaster, banal seeming everyday objects lie hidden, such as a lucky penny, a coffee cup or a power cable. These relics open up a narrative level, evoking individual associations and experiences. The artist’s works are created as site- and room-specific. They often remind us of art history, for example, of antique herms or Minimal Art (“L-Form”, Robert Morris) or they pretend to have practical everyday uses.
The artist Patrick Ostrowsky studied in Vienna, Rome and Munich with Prof. Hans Schabus, Prof. Jorinde Voigt, Prof. Florian Pumhösl, and others. In February 2020, he will receive his degree from Prof. Florian Pumhösl at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Munich.