We drink the night with a thirst no lake big enough could ever quench, 2018
Glazed earthenware and resin, 110 x 78 x 4 cm






Consumed by forsaken gestures, 2018
Glazed earthenware and resin, 108 x 57 x 3 cm






Immersing in the cloud, there is a haze spilling purple shadows over your delightful body, 2018
Glazed earthenware and resin, 108 x 61 x 4 cm







Watching the secretive whispers fade away, 2018
Glazed earthenware and resin, 107 x 56 x 4 cm









Studio view, 2018




All pictures by Asaf Oren.


Opting out, 2018
Mixed media on paper, 50 x 65 cm






Study of an obsessive night, 2018
Mixed media on paper, 30 x 42 cm






All my body sees you in delay, 2018
Mixed media on paper, 30 x 42 cm






Gathering in fool's paradise, 2018 
Mixed media on paper, 30 x 42 cm






Grape harvest with the vaulty heaven so high above our heads, 2018
Mixed media on paper, 30 x 42 cm






One of many final affairs, repetition will disperse itself through all the veins, 2018
Mixed media on paper, 50 x 65 cm






Dawn in a transcending field with thirty-eight circles falling, 2018
Mixed media on paper, 30 x 42 cm






I tell you, this is so deep like forever, 2018
Mixed media on paper, 50 x 65 cm






Smiley people observe peculiar people pledging oneself, 2018
Mixed media on paper, 50 x 65 cm






Parting is such sweet sorrow, 2018
Mixed media on paper, 30 x 42 cm






These fumes induce a square of blissful drama, 2018
Mixed media on paper, 50 x 65 cm






Visions in a maze, 2018
Pencil on paper, 30 x 42 cm






The shadows I summoned are glorious, 2018
Mixed media on paper, 50 x 65 cm






The mask of night lingers on my face even when the brightest star sets, 2018
Mixed media on paper, 30 x 42 cm






I knew right then that I have been abducted, 2018
Mixed media on paper, 30 x 42 cm






All pictures by Asaf Oren.

What shall I swear by, 2017






So it is a lover who bubbles and who foams, 2017
Clay, acrylic paint, resin, metal and pump station, 150 x 90 x 90 cm











Calling on the moon, 2017
Glazed earthenware, platinum luster, glass, acrylic, resin, epoxy putty, concrete and metal, 213 x 63 x 48 cm















You’ve been everywhere but here, 2017
Glazed earthenware, platinum luster, glass, acrylic, resin, epoxy putty, concrete and metal, 228 x 74 x 65 cm









All pictures by Asaf Oren.

Standing on the corner, 2017





Hugged in a tango, 2017
glazed earthenware, resin and steel, 13 x 42 x 82 cm






Wine and roses and magnums of champagne, 2017
glazed Earthenware, resin and steel, 28 x 29 x 60 cm





Wheel the burden through the night, 2017
glazed earthenware and resin, 25 x 25 x 61 cm







Saluting new conclusions (ghost on a hill), 2017
glazed earthenware, resin and steel, 25 x 25 x 65 cm





You looked so good in uniforms, 2017
glazed earthenware and resin, 25 x 26 x 55 cm





Pictures by Chris Grodotzki.

Relics Collection 2015 - 2017







Art Dubai, Carbon 12, Booth B1, 15 – 18 March 2017
Monika Grabuschnigg, Gil Heitor Cortesão, Amba Sayal-Bennett, Bernhard Buhmann




NADA New York, Carbon 12, Booth 5.10, 2 – 5 March 2017
Monika Grabuschnigg, Philip Mueller, Bernhard Buhmann





Vienna Contemporary, Carbon 12, Booth A19, 22nd – 21 – 24 September 2017 Bernhard Buhmann, André Butzer, Gil Heitor Cortesão, Monika Grabuschnigg, Philip Mueller, Anahita Razmi and Amba Sayal-Bennett
 



Unearthed, Rockelmann & Gallery, 2016Tyler Beard, Marnie Bettridge, Sabine Bokelberg, Monika Grabuschnigg, Dan Halm, Anat Homm, Stephanie Imbeau, Florian Japp, Ben Peterson, Doug Reyes, Su-Ran Sichling, Madeline Stillwell, Megan Stroech, Katy Stubbs, Lucy Teasdale, Carolin Wachter, Undisclosed Artist



Bilbao Arte Foundation, Artist in Residence Exhibition, Bilbao, Spain, 2015




The work series The Relics Collection deals with the influence of war aesthetics in the local Afghan rug industry from the 1980’s onwards and focuses on it’s present representation in contemporary art collections in Europe.

In Afghan war rugs, the traditional abstract floral and geometrical patterns gave way to multiple variations of grenades, tanks, and airplanes of foreign and own forces. At first a profound and immanent translation of political and social changes, those rugs became a commodity for foreign collectors and tourist souvenirs.

Translating this imagery into ceramic sculptures with the connotation of vitrine destined objects, the Relics collection is referring to fetish-driven consumer society, cultural voyeurism and the link between artwork and consumer commodity.

The works have been shown by Carbon 12 Gallery in Dubai, Art Dubai 2017, Nada New York 2017 and Vienna Contemporary 2016.






Pictures by Asaf Oren & Laia Sala
© Monika Grabuschnigg, All Rights Reserved.