Esther Stocker Artist
Esther Stocker was born in Silandro, Italy in 1974. She currenlty lives and works in Vienna. Between 1994 and 1999, Stocker studied painting and art at the Academy of Figurative Arts in Vienna and in 1996 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera, Milan. Between 1999 and 2000 she attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Since the late ‘90s, Stocker has presented her artworks in numerous solo and collective exhibitions both in and out of Austria. In 2004, Stocker won the prestigious Austrian Otto Mauer Award.
The predominant elements since Esther Stocker’s earliest works are the geometric motif of lattice patterns, as well as a reduced to black, white and shades of gray chromatism. Stocker’s research deals with structure and perception of space. The decomposition, the destruction of the forms that are precise, represent for the artist the starting point from which his paintings, as well as her photographic works, installations and interventions on the facades proceed. She creates her work as a system of structured signs and geometric patterns in white-black-gray, also developed into the third dimension by changing the space and the architecture by means of artistic interventions, among which are optical breakage and disorders or transgressions. Being noises and disruptions often minimal, they cause a vague and deferred perception that repeatedly require the observation of this apparent precision. In this way the artist creates dynamic spaces that lose their regular apparently clear pattern in paintings.
The artist has exhibited her works in the following institutions among others: Franz-Josefs Kai 3, Vienna (2018); Galerie Frey, Salzburg (2017); Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence (2016); Museum Ritter, Waldenbunch (2015); Vasarely Museum, Budapest (2013); Belvedere- 21er Haus, Vienna (2012); Kunstmuseum, Stuttgart (2012); MassArt Boston (2012); Macro, Rome (2011); South London Gallery, London (2009); CCNOA, Brusselles (2008); Museum Moderner Kunst Stiffung Ludwig, Vienna (2008); Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg (2006); AR/GE Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano (2004).
Tensioni Strutturali #1Carlo Bernardini, Esther Stocker, Monika Grzymala, Roberto Pugliese 25 February - 22 May 2016TENSIONI STRUTTURALI, curated by Angel Moya Garcia, articulates itself as an organic project, divided in three separate exhibitions, which are mutually independent but yet interconnected among each other, and that will be gradually presented within the Gallery's new exhibition spaces. The premiere of the exhibition will focus on the central...
ZONA MACO 2016Mexico City, Mexico 3 - 7 February 2016Eduardo Secci Contemporary at Zona Maco 2016.
Arte Fiera Bologna 2016Bologna, Italy 29 January - 1 February 2016Arte Fiera in Bologna is set to celebrate its most important edition: 2016 will be the 40th anniversary of the international modern and contemporary art...