GISELA STIEGLER

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Gisela Stiegler and ‘Four-floor-lamp’
‘Four-floor lamp’ from the series ‘Lampenfieber’, white, 2011
Carved polystyrene salmon fishboxes, coloured and lacquered
L: 80cm x H: 80cm x W: 40cm
Numbered edition

 

Gisela Stiegler (b. 1970) lives and works as an artist in Vienna. Trained as a painter, she moved to photography and later to sculpture. For the last six years Stiegler has been carving expanded polystyrene and over those years has been developing a fascinating evolution and perfection of her technique.

In her work Stiegler refers to movements within art-history and looks at how they can be envisioned today (e.g. carving techniques from an old Austrian rural tradition or opulent baroque carving).

Stiegler has just recently drawn her attention to functional pieces. Her lamps and wall-consoles are ready, closed and finished objects, whereas her other sculptural work pleads for further work and experiment. Her pieces are lacquered in silver, white, blue, steal or bronze. This is when the pieces enter into conversation with the ‘other’. They become another kind and fake a long gone time as well as another material and weight, appearing like architecture or monoliths, however alive.
 

CV:



2010 Artist in Residence (Lillian Baylis School, Friedmann) London

2007 Artist in Residence (bka), Paris

2003 State Award for photography

2003 Fotoreportage Tibet, China 

2003 Atelier Grant, Paliano, Italien 

2001 Artist in Residence (bka), Rom 

1999 Diplom at the Akademy of Fine Arts, Vienna 

1996-1997 State bursary, Rietfeld Akademy, Amsterdam

1991-1995 University for applied Arts, Vienna
2005 Founder of the Project GRAUZONE, Vienna




EXHIBITIONS

(solo and group shows, selection)


2016 with Marion Friedmann Gallery at Hipphalle Gmunden, Salzkammergut Festwochen
2016 “Blind Date”, Galerie Ruberl, Vienna
2015 “Delicacy Revisited”, Marion Friedmann Gallery, London
2015 Art Athina, “Grauzone”, Athens
2015 “Sportcafe, Oper…”, “Kubatur”, Fluc, Vienna
2015 “Delicacy” with Marion Friedmann Gallery at MIART, Milan Art Fair
2014 “Multiple Times”, Campoi Gallery, München

2013 “ANSAMMLUNGCAMPOI”, c/o Pilotprojekte, Düsseldorf

2013 “IBDF Abierto México Diséno”, Marion Friedmann Gallery

2013 ” Parallel Vienna”, Kunstraum am Schauplatz, Wien

2013 Prawneg & Wolf, Italien

2012 “Art&Function”, “Art&Antik”, Wien Hofburg, “Designart”, Innsbruck

2012 “Sail against the end”, Grauzone am Ufer, Wien

2012 “Designjunction”, MarionFriemann Gallery, London

2011 “Das Double und sein Theater”, Weindorf

2011 “Superdesign”, Marion Firedmann Gallery, London

2011 “Enlightened Waste”, Marion Friedmann Gallery, London 

2011 “Objekte 2011”,Kunst/Handel

2011 “today is tomorrow”, Kuenstlervereinigung Maerz, Linz

2011 Viennafair, SOS

2010 Herzfoundation, Viennabiennale

2010 Maknight, Viennabiennale

2010 Mandragora, Kunstraum am Schauplatz

2009 “Nachbildung einer Wand” , Galerie Strickner, 

2008 “Wiederherstellung einer Idee”, grauzone

2007 Bank Austria, Tresorraum 

2006 „inforNation” State of Sabotage, Istanbul

2006 „Konstruktionen und Seestücke”, Galerie CC, Graz 

2005 Ausstellung „grauzone” „Burggasse 100″ 

2004 „Natura Morta” Kulturforum Rom 

2003 Thomas K. Lang Gallery, Webster University
2003 „Nuit blanche”, Paris, kur. Robert Fleck

2002 „art position” „As soon as possible” kur. Zenita Komad

2001 Chronos-roma, Rom

2000 Galerie Trabant, Messe Berlin

1998 „I’m on”, Semper Depot 

1997 Alpenmilchzentrale „2 plateaux” Mezzanin 

1997 Institut für Gegenwartskunst

1997 Frozen Founten, Amsterdam 

1997 „Antartika Brama” kur. Franz Graf, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan

 

FISHBOX LAMPS SERIES by GISELA STIEGLER

TWO FLOOR LAMPS – WHITE

‘Two-floor lamp’ from the series ‘Lampenfieber’, white, 2011
Carved expanded polystyrene, coloured and lacquered
L: 80cm x H: 40cm x W: 40cm
Numbered edition

 

‘Two-floor lamp’

Upcycling that demonstrates how trash can transcend into luxury…

Gisela Stiegler makes her lamps out of polystyrene fishbones she rescues from Viennese fishmarkets. The boxes are delicately carved, then coloured and laquered. They constitute a great example of up-cycling, making clear the worth of our waste and debris and demonstrating that trash indeed can transcend into luxury.

Mystique and elegance in space…

The lamps become an elegant feature in space. They carry the power to become architectural elements that hold together the space into which they are placed. They have a magic ability to calm the surrounding and generate elegance. Unlit, the fishbox lamps are a constant architectural sculpture in rooms, while when lit they become a subtle and comfortable light-source with the finesse to trigger mystique, charm and chic for the space and its user.

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In SITU

to see them in use

THREE FLOOR LAMPS

GISELA STIEGLER, Vienna
‘Three-floor lamp’ from the series ‘Lampenfieber’, white, 2011
Carved polystyrene salmon fishboxes, coloured
L: 80cm x H: 120m x W: 40cm
Numbered edition

FOUR FLOOR LAMPS


 
GISELA STIEGLER, Vienna
‘Four-floor lamp’ from the series ‘Lampenfieber’, white, 2011
Carved polystyrene salmon fishboxes, coloured
L: 80cm x H: 80m x W: 40cm
Numbered edition

 

© felixfriedmannphotography

GISELA STIEGLER, Vienna
Group of Four-floor, Six-floor and Three-floor lamps, lit,
from the series ‘Lampenfieber’, 2011,
carved polystyrene salmon fishboxes,
Numbered edition

 


© felixfriedmannphotography

GISELA STIEGLER, Vienna
Group of Four-floor, Six-floor and Three-floor lamps, unlit,
from the series ‘Lampenfieber’, 2011,
carved polystyrene salmon fishboxes,
Numbered edition

SIX FLOOR LAMPS

GISELA STIEGLER, Vienna
‘Six-floor lamp’ from the series ‘Lampenfieber’, white, 2011
Carved polystyrene salmon fishboxes, coloured
L: 80cm x H: 60m x W: 40cm
Numbered edition

 

BLACK FISHBOX LAMP SERIES by GISELA STIEGLER, 2014

 

TWO FLOOR LAMPS – BLACK


 

 

THREE FLOOR LAMPS – BLACK


 

 

 
‘Three-floor lamp’ from the series ‘Lampenfieber’, black, 2014
Carved expanded polystyrene, coloured
L: 80cm x H: 40cm x W: 40cm
Limited edition of 100

 

TABLE BOX LAMPS by GISELA STIEGLER, 2014

 

‘Box Lamp White’ from the series ‘Lampenfieber’, 2014
Carved expanded polystyrene, coloured
L: 40cm x H: 35cm x W: 30cm
Limited edition of 100
(can be used hanging or as table box lamp)

‘Box Lamp Neon’ from the series ‘Lampenfieber’, 2014
Carved expanded polystyrene, coloured
L: 40cm x H: 35cm x W: 30cm
Limited edition of 100
(can be used hanging or as table box lamp)

FLOOR-LAMP by GISELA STIEGLER

 

 

 
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‘Floor-Lamp’ from the series ‘Lampenfieber’, white, 2011
Carved expanded polystyrene, coloured and lacquered,
H: 190cm [total]; L: 80cm x 70cm x 70cm [of shade]
Unique piece


 

 

 

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Close-ups of Floor-Lamp-Shade – North, East, West and North-East sides
 

 

WALL CONSOLES by GISELA STIEGLER

‘Console Grey’ @ Spring Studios, London


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‘Wall Console White’, 2011
Carved expanded polystyrene, lacquered, Acrylic top
L: 120cm x H: 100cm x W: 80cm
Unique piece


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‘Wall Console White’ – front view


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‘Wall Console Double’, metallic maserati blue, 2011
Carved expanded polystyrene, coloured, two Acrylic tops
L: 110cm x H: 100cm x W: 48cm
Unique piece


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‘Wall Console Double’, metallic maserati blue, front view
 


 
‘Wall Console Grey’, 2011,
Carved expanded polystyrene, lacquered, acrylic top,
l: 116cm; h: 70cm; w: 48cm,
Unique piece
 


 

‘Wall Console Grey’, 2011, detail, side view
 

 
‘Double Wall Console Grey’, 2011, side view
Carved expanded polystyrene, lacquered, 2 acrylic sheets,
l: 120cm h: 100cm w: 50cm
Unique Piece
 

 

 
‘Console Stainless Steel’, 2012
Carved expanded polystyrene, lacquered, acrylic sheet,
l: 110cm h: 80cm w: 40cm
Unique Piece


 
‘Console Mexico City Silver’, 2013
Carved expanded polystyrene, lacquered, acrylic sheet,
l: 50cm h: 60cm w: 30cm
Unique Piece
 

FREESTANDING PLASTICS and WALL OBJECTS by GISELA STIEGLER





 
‘Freestanding Plastic Black’, 2012,
Carved expanded polystyrene, lacquered, glass top,
h: 122cm; l: 82cm; w: 62cm,
Unique piece
 

For more information and prices of the pieces please contact:
marion@marionfriedmann.com