Galerie Trapp Deutsch

Elisabeth Schmirl


1980 Born in Salzburg, Austria. Lives and works in Salzburg and Vienna, Austria.
1999 to 2006, Universitiy Mozarteum; Painting, drawings and new meida (Prof. H. Stejskal and Prof. D. Kleinpeter)
2012 Parallellwelt Zirkus / Kunsthalle Wien / Wien
Salzburger Kunstverein
2013 Younger than yesterday / Museum der Moderne, Salzburg
2014 Art Austria, Art Fair, Vienna

About the Artist

"Elisabeth Schmirl, born in Salzburg in 1980, lives and works in Vienna and Salzburg. She graduated from Salzburg Mozarteum University in 2006. She co-founded and now runs the cultural initiatives periscope (Salzburg) and batolit (Vienna) – two artist-run spaces which explore questions of working methods in contemporary art.

In her work, Schmirl confronts today's flood of digital images by extracting a selection of digital self-portraits from the internet, feeding them into her own archive and reproducing them as paintings. She traces the visual attributes and typologies (facial expression, gesture and posture) which could constitute the specific character of a young, usually female generation."

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Summer Academy of Finde Arts

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