Anna Schmoll is one of our local artists currently using a studio space offered by studios das weisse haus in Hofbauergasse 9, 1120 Vienna.
“My recent work investigates the uncanny aspects of architecture and inhabitable/uninhabitable spaces.
Buildings not only provide shelter and comfort, but they contain memories and histories. I am interested in the concept of home, which can evoke associations of comfort as well as imprisonment,
In my paintings and objects I aim to dismantle familiar images and aesthetics of architecture in order to deconstruct preconceptions of domesticity and infrastructure.
I am exploring the perception of stability through marks and traces of paint on canvas. Structures and symbolic elements emerge through color and omittance, the blank canvas seems to cut geometric lines into the vague space of the paintings, monochromic rooms renounce any other information but form, ghostly buildings appear in indefinite spaces.
Adding slight disruptions to the well-known, I am using architectural fragments and elements in order to locate the places at which confusion and stability coexist.”
Born in 1985 in Wels, Austria. Lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
since 2010 University of Applied Arts Vienna, Painting, Judith Eisler
„Ionisphäre“, BA-CA Kunstforum, Vienna
„die weisse ab-haus verkaufs-kunstschau“, das weisse Haus, Vienna
„EG_nord“, Semperdepot, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
»❍«, Ve:Sch, Vienna
„The Essence“, MAK, Vienna
Audience Award, „Ionisphäre“, BA-CA Kunstforum, Vienna
Scholarship Summer Academy Salzburg 2012
title image: Anna Schmoll: “house”, 2013,
oil on canvas, 80 x 100cm
Anna Schmoll: no title, 2012,
oil, collage on paper, 16,7 x 9,9cm
Anna Schmoll: no title, 2013,
wall paint, oil on canvas, 30x30cm
Anna Schmoll: “rooms (bathroom)”, 2013,
wooden box, wall paint, mixed media, 30 x 30 x 30cm
Anna Schmoll: “küche2”