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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.

Overview
Vita
02/2020Diploma, Prof. Florian Pumhösl, Academy of Fine Arts Munich, GER
2016 - 2019Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Prof. Florian Pumhösl, Munich, GER
2017 - 2018Department of Sculpture, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Prof. Hans Schabus, Vienna, AT
2015 - 2016Accademia di Belle Arti Roma, Rome, IT
2014 - 2016Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Prof. Jorinde Voigt, Kerstin Brätsch, Anne Imhof, GER
2012 - 2014Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Prof. Gerhard Merz, Prof. Franz Wanner, Munich, GER
2011 - 2012History of Art, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, GER
Residencies
2019Artist in Residence, Dogo Residenz für Neue Kunst, Lichtensteig, CH
2016Artist in Residence, Casa di Pantò, Nissoria, IT
Artist in Residence, Cittadellarte University of Ideas; Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT
Awards, Grants
2019“Sparda - Bank Kunstpreis Ostbayern“ by the City of Amberg, GER
2017Project award for the exhibition “Boxenstop I“, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, GER
2016Project award for the exhibition “Omnibus 3000“, Galerie der Künstler, BBK, Munich, GER
“talentaward 2016” by Generazione H in collaboration with MARCO di Testaccio, Rome, IT
Solo and Two-Person Shows
2019“in your face“ (with Benedikt Gahl), Galerie Britta von Rettberg, Munich, GER
“weeklyissues No.8 –The boundaries of good taste“, Fructa.Space, Munich, GER
“if you see her, say hello“, Galleri Fisk, Bergen, NOR
“I walked around the plaza with my shoes off“, Rathaus für Kultur, Lichtensteig, CH
2018Paulusplatz 5, Skulptureninstitut, Vienna, AT
“Housing as a sculptural process“, Raum 21 A.EG, Munich, GER
2017“object/double“, Goldberg Galerie, Munich, GER
2016“fountains (landart project)“ – Nissoria, Sicily, IT
Group Shows
2020Degree Show: SENSORY SPACES - Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, GER
"Junge Kunst", Städtische Galerie Eichenmüllerhaus, Lemgo, GER
"VEE", Hof Froh Ussicht, Samstagern, Zurich, CH
2019“DOGO TOTALE”, Dogo Residenz für Neue Kunst, Lichtensteig, CH
“My issues are sweeter than yours“, edel.extra, Nuremberg, GER
“Perronpreis“, Stadtmuseum, Frankenthal, GER
SPARDA Ostbayern, Stadtmuseum, Amberg, GER
Kunsthalle(n) Toggenburg, Rathaus für Kultur, Lichtensteig, CH
“citizen, an activity“, CoMA, Munich, GER
2018“L’affiso mi piace“, Interzone Gallery, Rome, IT
“From Romania with Love“, Vordere Zollamtstaße, Vienna, AT
2017“Zimmerfrei 17“, Hotel Mariandl, Munich, GER
“Boxenstop I“, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, GER
“Koordianten“, Alter Wasserturm, Dachau, GER
2016“16:13“, MACRO di Testaccio, Rome, IT
“Eloquentia“, CAM Art Gallery, Rome, IT
“Omnibus 3000“, Galerie der Künstler, BBK Munich, GER
2015“Ich hab noch nie eine Ananas gemalt“,
Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, GER
“Deplaced“, Salon Kennedy, Frankfurt, GER
“Kunsthoch 43“, Universität der Künste, Berlin, GER
“Komödie der Vereinfachungen“, Kunstarkaden, Munich, GER
2014“This is why art is great“, offspace, Amalienstraße Munich, GER
“Pauls Appartment”, offspace, Zweibrückenstraße Munich, GER
“Schwellenländer“, Farbenladen, Munich, GER
2013“Ersten Fünf“, Glockenbachwerkstatt, Munich, GER
“Orgeln“, collaboration with Lotte Lidner and Till Steinbrenner, Akademiegalerie, Munich, GER
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