Clemens Wolf #3
In the art of Clemens Wolf, three impulses at identical intervals make the third impulse foreseeable, or then again they do not. In his third œuvre catalog, he advances to the core of the order of things with the aid of the number three: in blue, black, and gold, on 33 picture pages. Each of them using three words, 33 protagonists from the art world boil the artist’s cosmos down to tripartite formulas.
The book is released in a limited quantity print run of 333 copies, numbered consecutively by the artist.
Clemens Wolf #2
In his artistic work Clemens Wolf deals with the retention of irreproducible moments. At the beginning of this investigation stood the urban space with its ruins and fences. Wolf captured the beauty of decay and transience in large, monochrome landscape paintings. In his later works, the artist exchanged the image for the material.
In his later works, the artist exchanged the image for the material. In the series “Parachute Works” – paintings, objects, drawings and sculptures – the artist uses sorted out main and reserve parachutes, which he arranges on the canvas on the wall or in the space to draperies which he then freezes with colored epoxy resin. For Wolf, the fold is a symbol of the ephemeral and the irreproducible. In the paintings of the series “Expanded Metal Paintings” and “Expanded Metal Pigment Paintings” Wolf uses expanded metal as a brush to create abstract painting. The question of objectivity and abstraction plays a central role in both groups of works, which find together in this publication.
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Clemens Wolf #1
The first detailed monograph shows the great diversity and creative energy of the young Austrian artist Clemens Wolf. (German/English)
Before Clemens Wolf started his studies in painting at the Linz Art University in 2002, he was an active sprayer in the graffiti and street art scene. He now works in his studio but the public space remains a source of inspiration for his paintings, installations and objects.
The first detailed monograph with the work series “Holes’n’Grids”, “Deforestofences”, “All that glitters is not gold”, “Opened Space”, “Behind Freedom/Silent Guards” and “The Great Mess” already shows the great diversity and creative energy of the young Austrian artist Clemens Wolf.