Elisabeth Weissensteiner presents a new exhibition of surreal haptic objects, photographic images and figurative sculpture. Using a diverse range of materials from resin, wood and gypsum to light-reactive paint she explores metaphors of fragility, impermanence and self-transformation. The surrealist atmosphere is mixed with icons of life and death, such as the outlines of children and the abstracted form of the human figure, imbuing this latest series of work with a sense of sober, poetic reflection upon life passing by.
Melbourne-based artist Elisabeth Weissensteiner has exhibited widely in Europe and in the US. She received public commissions and she is member of the Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna and the International Sculpture Center, New Jersey, USA. Her recent solo exhibitions include Wolkenkuckucksheim (“Cloud Cuckoo Land”), installed at Cognitive Systems, University of Bremen, Germany; and Verknüpfungen, exhibited in Germany and Austria.