I am interested in producing pieces that extend beyond an institutionalized vacuum, so that it exists as an element particular to their time.
I define my works as abstract genre scenes. The white works show the “Hic et nunc” feelings, and the black works flood in the time. Although both ones are silent and deaf.
My paintings are made from a variety of different materials: oil paint, oil stick and crayon together with collaged paper, wood and felt. The surface of the paintings is important.
My art? A material language! How long and how much listening was necessary to find in a thread and in its variants of color, of thickness, the personal medium of artistic expression.
My work expands outward from a central point of minimalism, into a world of texture, color, and material. I am interested in investigating the concept of space, boundary and the aesthetics. My works are representations of that exploration…
I work in a very repetitive and monastic way. I come to the studio every day, pretty early in the morning, and I work until evening. My practice is very time consuming and labour intense but it can be quite meditative so I enjoy it very much. New works come exclusively from the work itself and from my progress in understanding it…
My work examines the „bodyness“ and sensuality of materials and objects from daily life like easy fabrics, tiles, glass and wood. I also examine my environment, objects or bodies by taking photos, modelling with clay or taking moulds from body parts. What I also try to document with photography is atmosphere. My objects work like pictures but mainly as „persons opposite“. The objects creates a physical presence in the room and so the aspect of atmosphere becomes relevant again…
I’m inspired by the way everything is connected with each other.
“My works are based on the aesthetic of predictable forms as an objectified form of expression. My aim is to discover a self-organizing structure that I can also shape through additions and reductions.” Hagen Hilderhof
Friedemann Grieshaber is a German sculptor, living and working in Berlin and in the Allgäu region. Friedemann’s artistic work is dealing with the interdependencies of space and body, figuration and architecture. The main materials he uses in his sculptures are concrete, steel and bronze.