Putzmalerei

The parallel between the gestures in my work, that as a trained cleaning staff and that of an artist, is an important part of my practice. It erases the split roles in the society, as well as the division between art and life. The gestures practiced while cleaning are the same as the movements we find in action painting. When allowing oneself to do so, working with the cleaning/painting surface and choosing a rag or a mop becomes the same as choosing a paintbrush and canvas.

 

Ohne Titel (Ergonomie in der Reinigung). 2016. Acrylic on canvas. 80x80cm (each)
Maintaining the Pictures. 2016. Acrylic on canvas. 30x40cm/100x80cm
2016. Acrylic on canvas. 40x40cm (each)
2016. Acrylic on canvas. 50x50cm
2016. Acrylic on canvas. 100x80cm/153x88cm
2016. Acrylic on canvas. 40x30cm/93x77cm
2016. Acrylic on canvas. 120x130cm/20x30cm
Maintaing the Pictures. 2016. Performance documentation. Dimensions variable (How High Can You Bounce?. Produzentengalerie, Vienna)
2. OG/Kurzbauergasse EG/Fensterbrette Schillerplatz. 2016. Dirt on canvas. 60x50cm/30x30cm/30x30cm