Astrid Esslinger

Astrid Esslinger

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  Artist: Astrid Esslinger
 Live in: Linz, Austria
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Astrid Esslinger Artist Bio:

I live and work in Linz, Austria. 1981 parallel to my studies on communications I started working with an artist collective that focused on public interventions and media activism. After the birth of my daughter in 1984 I opend the Isolation Tank Studio producing textile objects and drawings. Since 2000 my main interest has been concentrating on painting (acrylic/canvas). In the course of numerous stays in Europe, Brazil, Iran, Thailand and the USA I have developed the “Hand Luggage Productions” (cut outs, packaging cardboard). Since 2005 I collected shipping boxes of the ritail trade around the globe and cut out figures corresponding to the imprint of the box. My works have been acquired by public and private collections in Austria, Germany, England, the USA, France, Spain and Brazil. I showed my work in off-spaces, small Instituions and galleries. publication: Fina Esslinger ASTRID ESSLINGER Paintings / Cut Outs. Werkauswahl – Selected Works 2003–2013 Ambra Wien 2014 http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/433554 Catalogue of works (selected) by Astrid Esslinger ␣ Essays by Fina Esslinger, Birgit Rinagl, and Tom Waibel, and interviews with the artist ␣ Richly illustrated The Austrian artist Astrid Esslinger presents a compilation of her work from 2003 to the present day with this volume. She has worked as a freelance artist since 1987. Until then she participated in artistic projects of the Linz artist collective Stadtwerkstatt. Her work can be divided into three parallel phases: her early pieces with textile materials and her later paintings with acrylic colors on canvas as well as pieces using an original technique developed for her work while on journeys, cut outs. The text contribution by Birgit Rinagl concentrates on Esslinger’s paintings which explore the themes of men and women, public and private, work and free time, nature and city as well as life and death. Tom Waibel discusses the subversive character of her hand luggage productions and brings light to their dark and ironic side. The introduction by Fina Esslinger, an art historian and the daughter of the artist, gives the reader the necessary background knowledge on motifs and the theoretical framework of the works, encouraging the reader to enjoy Esslinger’s artistic output. 224 pp., 175 fig. Pb. € 39.95 [D] *US$ 56.00 ISBN 978-3-99043-680-6 eBook € 39.95 [D] *US$ 56.00 ISBN 978-3-99043-681-3 Print + eBook € 59.95 [D]􏰀/􏰀RRP *US$ 84.00 ISBN 978-3-99043-682-0 Date of publication June 2014 Languages German, English