Artist: Martin Chramosta
Exhibition title: new works #2
Venue: LLLLLL, Vienna, Austria
Date: April 26 – June 5, 2017
Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and LLLLLL, Vienna
The reliefs of Martin Chramosta are made of plaster or wax.
They have French titles. They are closed, limited, autonomous works.
They are gestural compositions of small and medium format. Drawing and sculpture
cross in the rigidity of their moving features, in the volume of their hatching,
in the digging of their strokes. Styles of recent art history resonate in them.
They look a bit like fossils and their motifs are abstract, cubist, mythical, athletic,
dystopic, provincial, profane. Et cetera
Martin Chramosta examines historical forms and archetypes for their contemporary value and their social relevance and creates assemblages that crystallize in various media such as sculpture, drawing, video or performance.
Martin Chramosta, Cahaton Sauvage, 2017, Plaster, 29 x20 cm
Martin Chramosta, Le Street, 2016, 33 x 24 cm
Martin Chramosta, Le Foot, 2016, 31 x 25 cm
Martin Chramosta, Chasse aux Poulets, 2017, 38 x 30 cm
Martin Chramosta, Scaramoche, 2017, 25 x 19 cm
Martin Chramosta, Zizi Pop, 2017, 15 x 11 cm