In his beautiful atelier we discussed: Screen printing, Printmakers, Printmaking, The trend toward specificity and precise titles and descriptions, Working in editions, Cyanotypes, Making art is a passion, Art as a language, p contemporary (Gallery Michaela Seif), Printing an entire tree, Art fairs, Artist statements, The process is not the art, Artist residencies, The need for constructive feedback, An artist statement is an extension of the visual work, Erasmus Programme / study abroad / exchange students, Working collaboratively, Artists needing to store their artwork, Storage needs, and Integrating technology.
Michael Wegerer (*1970 in Austria) works with extended methods of printmaking, drawing, sculpture and installations. His work is an ongoing media-reflexive exploration of cultural and historical perceptions of images and data as well as the interweaving of visual media. The starting point are socio-cultural themes, collaged from newspaper clippings and statistics, which he has been collecting for several years in an archive created especially for this occasion. In the course of several international working periods in Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, Sweden and China, he has been developing experimental and versatile screen-printing techniques since 2006. In addition to his national and international exhibition activities, he is also dedicated to the design of glass and façade elements within the framework of Kunst am Bau projects.
Education: In 2008, Wegerer graduated with distinction from the University of Applied Arts in Fine and Media Arts. After completing his Master’s degree (2009-2011) in Fine Art Practice at the Royal College of Art in London, Wegerer taught as a guest lecturer at RMIT University, Monash University, Charles Darwin University in Australia, Manchester University and at Wimbledon College of Arts in London, Webster University St.Luis, and was a lecturer at the International Summer Academy in Salzburg and at the “Graphische” in Vienna. 2020-2023 Wegerer is an external examiner at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland.
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