Alfred Lenz is one of our local artists currently using a studio space offered by studios das weisse haus in Hofbauergasse 9, 1120 Vienna.
“Most of my work are art installations. I like to use various locations and the specific influences and materials they provide. The already existing and already present is very essential to my work. Everything surrounding me can be used as potential material that can be modified through different methods and thereby bere – Wcontextualised. The found, the borrowed and the already existing generate a unity. At the same time the used elements and components are not denying their origin. Sometimes their stories are unknown and possibly they were used in many different ways before I used them. I am using materials as they are: already existing holes in walls are being included, found pieces of wood are used in their already existing dimensions and colors. Places and locations and their specific features and conditions are the starting point for my installations. Very frequently I use space connecting elements but I also often use elements that exceeding limits. I am not so much interested in perfectly planned projects, I am more interested in the process itself and its processual parts, where one step leads to the next. I tend to leave things in an open and extendable state. This allows me to create provisional objects that serve a temporary purpose, whereby the temporary aspect of their use is considered from the beginning. I create conditions that don`t have calculable or predictable results. The causes are made visible, but their effects mostly stay concealed. The essence of my artwork emerges in the perception process of the viewer.”
Born in 1974 in Austria.
2007 – 2013 Transmedia Art at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna, graduated with honors
2011 Erasmus stay at the department for Generative Art at the Berlin University of the Arts
title image: Alfred Lenz: “Hymnmaschine”, 2012,
installation; wood, iron, compact discs, LED spot-light, stepper motors, electronics, 240 x 80 x 90 cm
Alfred Lenz: “Lüftungsanlagenprovisorium”, 2013,
Installation; wood, screws, 5 compressors, 5 hair dryers, 7 vacuum cleaners, tubes, valves, heating and ventilation system, timebased switching mechanism, cables, cable straps, wires, air, variable dimensions
Alfred Lenz: “Rainbow # 2”, 2010,
Installation; cement mixer, garden hose, stand, cymbals, water, projector, variable dimensions