Project Description

HOLGER SCHMIDHUBER
HOLGER SCHMIDHUBER
HOLGER SCHMIDHUBER
HOLGER SCHMIDHUBER
HOLGER SCHMIDHUBER
HOLGER SCHMIDHUBER

HOLGER SCHMIDHUBER

The analogy of forgotten carpets and the inversion of memory.

Holger Schmidhuber (*1970 in Bad Mergentheim, Germany), professor for time based media since 2010, works in cycles. Each is characterized by detailed preliminary considerations and detailed studies of artistic processes. The cycles touch one another and yet stand autonomically. Schmidhuber’s artistic identity is rooted in the appropriative selection and the subsequent creative act that transforms his work in a very original way.
Schmidhuber’s most recent cycles “The Inversion of Memory” and “Carpets of the Forgotten” combine their oriental ornamentation and the abstract expressionist method of processing. “The Inversion of Memory” shows large canvases that are first printed with the ornamentation of an oriental carpet and then painted over. Lately he put down the brush and creates a memory of painting by pulling the canvas through paint, pouring paint, gluing and collaging.
The carpet as such is retained in his “Carpets of the Forgotten” series and (again) becomes a work of art. Painting an old carpet is not only an act of appropriation, but also a dialogue with the artistic material found. In addition to the “overpainting”, there is also an “overwriting”. Originally Schmidhuber sets the text strictly parallel to the carpet edges and then he actively pours color, following Pollock’s method. After completing his design studies, he has received various scholarships and participated in numerous artist-in-residence programs such as the Markus Lüpertz Master Class, Irrsee Monastery, Allgäu, DAAD-study trip to Israel, Residency fellowship SÍM, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavik (Iceland) and Artist In Residence, CCA, Andratx (ES). Schmidhuber has been shown internationally in over 50 solo and group exhibitions. His artworks can be found in numerous private and public collections around the world.

HOLGER SCHMIDHUBER

HOLGER SCHMIDHUBER

since 2010

Professorship for time-based Media at Mainz University of Applied Sciences

2008-09

Professor under contract at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy), Faculty of Design and Art

1998

Studies Fine Arts at ›Parsons The New School of Art, Media, and Technology‹, New York

1996

Stipend, study trip to Israel · DAAD

1995

Stipend, Markus Lüpertz Master Class, Irrsee Monastery, Allgäu

1994-99

Studied Graphic Design & Fine Arts, RheinMain University of the Applied Sciences

1970

born Oct. 27 in Bad Mergentheim, Baden Württemberg, Germany