JOHANNES VOGL

Йоханнес Фогл

The Tower (smoke machines Sculpture)

source: martinjandaat
1981 geboren in Kaufbeuren / born in Kaufbeuren (DE); 2002–2005 Studium an der Staatlichen Akademie der bildenden Künste Karlsruhe / Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe (DE); 2005–2007 Studium an der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien / Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (AT)2007/2008 Studium an der Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee, Berlin (DE) / Studies at the Berlin-Weissensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin (DE); 2008–2009 Studium an der Universität der Künste Berlin (UDK) / Studies at University of the Arts Berlin (DE); lebt und arbeitet in Berlin und Wien / lives and works in Berlin (DE) and in Vienna (AT).
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source: oldsiteaptglobalorg

Johannes Vogl (b. 1981 in Kaufbeuren, Germany) studied at the University of Arts Berlin, the Berlin-Weissensee Kunsthochschule (?? Academy of Art, Berlin, White Lake??), the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and at the Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe. Recent solo exhibitions include Johannes Vogl-The Story Cellar at the Austrian Cultural Forum in London (2008); and Johannes Vogl at the Austrian Cultural Forum in Bratislava, Slovakia (208). He has also exhibited at the Manifesta 7 in Rovereto, Italy, the Sinop Bienale II in Turkey, and at the OK Center for Contemporary Art in Linz, Austria. He is represented by the Galerie Martin Janda in Austria. Johannes Vogl lives and works in Berlin and Vienna.
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source: raumtrigger

Йоханнес Фогл родился в большой крестьянской семье в западной Баварии. Его дед был известным немецким изобретателем и механиком, создавшим много новых устройств для сельскохозяйственных машин и других полезных в быту вещей. Может именно этот факт повлиял на то, что все его внуки в итоге решили стать художниками. Сам Йоханнес работает как скульптор, создавая различные кинетические объекты и инсталляции. Ещё одной особенностью художника является его интерес к найденным объектам и к семейным историям своих родных и друзей, которые он так же использует в своих работах. Все произведения Йоханнеса, включая и его художественные акции, обладают особым чувством юмором.
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source: pmgalerie

It seems that art, for Johannes Vogl, is a miraculous means to deal with a surrounding reality in a constant exceptional state of a raised intensity where senses are sharpened and perception becomes activated. As a careful observer of the everyday, Vogl is in a condition of a permanent alert with a volcanic (creative) energy and vigilance, bursting out at each step and reaction. Here, artistic field is an open and unlimited area of genuine possibilities and potentialities where endless solutions are being applied and new unexpected constructions are being staged on the crossway of inspiring reality and seductive fiction. Vogl is such a constructor and a passionate inventor of objects on the edge of functio- nality and fairy-tale like surreal application, beyond reason, within the realm of almighty imagination. Watching the Waves, 2005 is typical for Vogl attempt at creating an all- satisfactory and comfortable micro-environment with all necessary conditions for experiencing a particular phenomenon of nature. The artist is an author of self-sufficient structures, appearing as almost parasitic mechanisms that confuse the usual objecthood and functionality of things, bringing in certain competitive qualities too, as it might be a case of Kleiner Mond, 2006, a seductive and almost lyrical example of imitation and mimicry. Vogl’s is extremely sensitive poetics of the everyday gesture, non-pretentious, authentic supplement to a reality, turned for a moment into a playground where a moderate dose of irony and a good sense of humour balance the precariousness and insufficiency of today’s (imperfect) world.