Five questions to Patricia Voglreiter

Five questions to Patricia Voglreiter

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Patricia Voglreiter was born in a small town near the capital city Bratislava, in Slovakia 1984. After living and studying in Vienna, she now lives and works in the countryside near Salzburg, Austria. In summer she creates in her second studio in Burgenland – the sunny side of Austria. Patricia grew up surrounded by creativity as her mother worked as a textile and fashion designer. Years of working and living with her husband who is an architect intensified her passion for sculptural design and material studies.

How did you get into art?

A big THANK YOU to my mum for this! As a child I spent a lot of time in my mother’s tailor and fashion shops  surrounded by various designs, fabrics and patterns. This valuable feelings and experiences developed in me not only a deep passion for creating unique original pieces but I also could gain insights how to run a business in a creative sector which is very essential. 

How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?

Monochromism and expressive textures are the two identifiying features you can find in every one of my works.  My art represent minimalism, clarity and reduction in today’s world of overstimulation. With structures and the use of a single  color or it’s shades I try to convey movement and positive energy into our lives. Thoughtful processes, natural materials and environmentally conscious art supplies are the core of my creating process. My art skillfully blurs the line between sculpturing and painting.

How do you go about developing your work?

I work in series. Often the initial idea for my new works comes from nature, everyday life or architecture. Intuitivity is also very important in my creative process.  By walking in the forest or just observing my surroundigs I discover patterns, that are my inspiration for the new work of series. After I’ve decided for a particular pattern I want to work with, I start to test various materials to find out how they work together. The process of finding the right materials and the technique  often takes a couple of months. After finishing the material and technique studies  I create a limited series of 15 pieces in various  colourings and sizes. 

Who or what influences you?

Inspiration for me is finding things that make me feel grounded. And when I feel grounded, I create. I am fascinated by the different forms of nature and architecture. Also the behavioural patterns in our everday lives provide me with a lot of new inspiration for my work series. 

Make us curious. What are you planning to do next?

have a lot of new ideas and inspiration noted in my „Inspiration book“. Sometimes I wish there were more than 24 hours in a day to keep up with all the ideas and plans I have. In the future I like to work with new materials and seeing how my style would develop with them. I also would like to make more xxl sculptures and also working with wood. 

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