2020, light object, free standing, transparent adhesive tape, epoxy resin, fiberglass, sand, polymer adhesive, gold lacquer, boat lacquer, brass (impact metal) and gold leaf. External light source (ready to plug in), 33 x 51 x34 cm (WxHxD)
TESAfilm (transparent adhesive tape), epoxy resin, fiberglass, sand, polymer adhesive, gold lacquer, boat lacquer, brass (impact metal) and gold leaf.
External light source (ready to plug in)
"As a source of inspiration for this light object served me numerous seat stools, which I have designed in recent years from wooden trunks. The "Light_Wood" seems like a shell, almost like a cocoon. The delicate golden life lines, which repeatedly incorporate the words "beginning" and "end", refer to the annual rings and the grain inside each tree trunk.
The ring-shaped reinforced base of the object has been refined with brass and gold leaf to suggest the root system in an abstract way, highlighting and adding value to the connection with the earth or ground.
The peculiarity of this light object is that its lightness allows it to be placed in any desired location in the room. The light source is movable and interchangeable according to your own wishes."
About the artist
Astrid Steinbrecher was born in 1972 in Westerstede, Germany. She lives and works in Vienna.
In her works the artist deals in different ways with the themes of being human & relationship, identity & integrity and searching & finding. As a sculptor she is interested in everything that has to do with materiality & space. Aesthetics and quality always play a major role. Her versatility manifests itself in the most diverse forms of expression and materials. These include object design, spatial design, sculpture, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media and digital imaging. For several years, her focus has been on the creation of light objects, which she customizes to a high standard using a technique she developed herself.
Her works are presented in public as well as in private and business spaces.
Exhibitions, scholarships and symposia in Austria as well as in Germany, Malta, Switzerland, UK, USA.
1995 Journeyman's certificate in stone sculpting and stonemasonry, Wunsiedel (D).
1999 Master craftsman's diploma in stonemasonry and stone sculpture at the master school in Freiburg (D)
1999-2004 Study of sculpture with diploma by Professor Bruno Gironcoli at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (A)
Since 2004 freelance artist in Vienna, Austria
Artistic direction and supervision of the art on building project "5 senses" with 2 occupational therapists and clients of PSD Gänserndorf from August 2018 to October 2019.
Founding of the association "Hold & Stein" for art and culture with Kurt Neuhold for the youth art project "Suchlinge & Findlinge" funded by the City of Vienna / KulturKatapult. The project implementation started in September 2020 at the Vocational School for Construction in Vienna, but had to be postponed until further notice due to the 2nd and 3rd lockdown. It is one of 14 funded projects selected from 219 submissions.
"Kunst im Steinsalon", cooperation with Kerstin Neuhoff, managing director of Natursteinwerk Neuhoff (Schwanfeld, D) and Steinsalon (Munich, D). The exhibition of various art objects and print media was planned for December 2020, but had to be postponed to 2021 due to Covid19.