Austrian Artist Plunges Into Lighting and Furniture
Irwin Weiner ASID - Austrian artist Manfred Kielnhofer makes a spectacle of himself - and that's in a good way. I like the moxie of any creative soul who makes daring and bold statements, then puts them out in public for all to see. And Kielnhofer puts them out there, such as performance art in public parks and plunking his ethereal Time Guardians/Light Guardians sculptures into different settings taken from movies, posing wounded angel models with the ghostly figures, and photographing them in settings all over the world - see slide show below. The artist just sent us photos of a new series of tables, lighting, and chairs - see above and below - that follow his fascination with tubes (he made his Interlux chair out of industrial cardboard tubes). I applaud the creative audacity that keeps artists and designers experimenting and challenging our comfort zones.