Michaela Bruckmüller is one of our local artists currently using a
studio space offered by studio das weisse haus.
In her photographies, Michaela Bruckmüller plays with the profundity
and ambiguities hidden in the darkness of the night. Things are not
what they appear to be at first sight. Mysteries are uncovered behind the
obvious. Ambivalences and ambiguities can also be found during the
day, next to the succinct and the mysterious, rural dullness and
nostalgia, reality and fiction. The formal tension created by her work
requires careful perception of the delicacies which lie in her work.
The choice of motive causes confusion, the aspect of series and
repetition is an element of insisting on the topics. The materials used
for production are another aspect of relevance in her projects.
Embedding the pictures in synthetic resin creates a sense of depth
and organic structure. Reproduction on carpet fabric conveys the
aesthetically painful reminiscence of trashy textile wall hangings.
They contrast with sleek, technically perfect C-prints on aluminium.
Dr. Eva Maltrovsky
1971 born in Wels, lives and works in Vienna
höhere bundeslehranstalt für kunstgewerbe, Linz
hochschule für künstlerische und industrielle gestaltung, Linz
höhere grafische bundeslehr-und versuchsanstalt/photography, Vienna
scholarships in Rome and Paliano
several single and group exhibitions in austria and abroad
the work has been purchased for various public art collections like
federal ministry for education, arts and culture/art collection of
upper austria/photographic collection of the austrian national
library/collection of the national gallery eisenstadt
Michaela Bruckmüller, vor dem anfang war die nacht, 135×100 cm,
inkjet print, gedruckt auf Teppich, 2010-2011