Markus Redl

Austria 1977


Markus Redl
Markus Redl
April 8, 2016
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

The art of carving, modeling, welding, or otherwise producing figurative or abstract sculptures is a unique and complex process that requires a lot of patience and skills. A highly talented Austrian artist Markus Redl became widely known for his massive and imposing three-dimensional pieces he has been producing for the past ten years. Working with stone, bronze, and paper, he has created an immersive body of work composed of pieces which are characterized particularly by their diversity in form – weigh several hundred kilos.

Markus Redl - wien gold anmelden 2014
Markus Redl – Stein 134 111 (Who Is Next – Oder Wer Würdig Ist, Wird Fahren), 2014

Redl’s Sculptural Work

Born in 1977 in Klosterneuburg, a town in the Austrian state of Lower Austria, Markus Redl received his degree from the University of Applied Arts in 2004. During his students years, Redl developed a serious interest in stone sculpture, as well as in the drawing and literature, so he began producing heavy pieces that have a number, a title, and a note – reference to literature, which he has read either before or during the work on the piece. Redl’s sculptures are characterized by content, material, and language instead of a set stylistic vocabulary. His oeuvre ranges from baroque and figurative to strict in form to conceptual shapes.

Markus Redl’s oeuvre ranges from baroque and figurative to strict in form to conceptual shapes

Markus Redl - (schon damals legendar), 2012 anmelden wien gold
Markus Redl – Stein 127-104 (Schon Damals Legendar), 2012

Exhibitions and Collections

The artist had his debut solo show at the Neue Galerie in Graz, curated by Günther Holler-Schuster in 2005. Since then, his work has been included in a number of individual and collective shows throughout Austria and beyond. His most recent solo show, entitled Vogelfrei (Outlawed), was on display at Lisabird Contemporary in Vienna during September and October 2015. His most notable collector is the German entrepreneur and art patron Reinhold Würth for whom he created an alluring sculpture from a block of marble more than 45 tons in weight. The monumental work was installed in front of Villa Preuschen (Abfalterhof) in Salzburg in 2011.

Markus Redl - wien gold anmelden 2011
Markus Redl – Stein 125 -126 103 (Obdach), 2011

Drawings on Paper

Redl’s diverse work encompasses marble, limestone, and bronze, that become virtual markers of antiquity – and also his central theme. Amongst his sculptures, the artist creates strict, precise, and geometrically shaped works and drawings on paper. He also uses symbols that are archetypal or evoke questions regarding cultural identity and religious identification, such as the Star of David. Thanks to his talent and visionary gift, Markus Redl has become one of his country’s most interesting contemporary artists.

He is represented by Lisabird Contemporary.

Markus Redl lives in Vienna, Austria and Carrara, Italy.

Featured photo: Markus Redl with one of his pieces
All images courtesy of the artist and Lisabird Contemporary

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2016Der Erzherzogshut - 400 Jahre Krone fur OsterreichStift KlosterneuburgGroup
2015Markus Redl – VogelfreiLisabird ContemporarySolo
2015Markus Redl Betrachtungen – Arbeiten aus 10 JahrenGalerie ChobotSolo
2015Von Hockney bis Holbein Die Sammlung Wurth in BerlinMartin-Gropius-Bau BerlinGroup
2015Skulpturen im ParkSchloss HalbturnGroup
2015StrukturenkunstGarten GrazGroup
2015Gedachte Wirklichkeiten, Abstraktion in der SkulpturNoART, WanderausstellungGroup
2014Galerie der ModerneStiftsmuseum KlosterneuburgGroup
2014Hier & Jetzt - Hic & Nunc im JubilaumsjahrStiftsmuseum KlosterneuburgGroup
2013AitresMAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, ResidenzGroup
2013Der Wurth Skulpturen GartenSchloss ArenbergGroup
2013ARTPARKVilla BulfonGroup
2013Menagerie - Tierschau aus der Sammlung WurthKunsthalle Wurth Schwabisch HallGroup
2013Wo die Kunst sich sammeltMuseum Angerlehner, WelsGroup
2013Galerie der ModerneStiftsmuseum KlosterneuburgGroup
2013A.E.I.O.U. - osterreichische Aspekte in der Sammlung WurthMuseum Wurth KunzelsauGroup
2013Hl. Leopold - Mensch, Politiker, LandespatronLandesmuseum St. PoltenGroup
2013Der optische Fingerabdruck des MenschenNoART, WanderausstellungGroup
2013Schopferische DichteArt Room Wurth AustriaGroup
2012ARTPARKVilla BulfonGroup
2012SAMPLING Konzert der SkulpturenStift OssiachGroup
2012Das Kreuz in der BildhauereiDommuseum WienGroup
2011UnabkommlichkeitsbegrundungenMAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art ViennaSolo
2011Drawing II – OxymoronMAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna, roomnumberOneSolo
2011Jubilaumsausstellung - 100 Jahre Landesausstellung - Gesammelte VielfaltLandesmuseum NiederosterreichGroup
2011Das Kreuz in der Bildhauerei — Symbol-Religion-MythosNo ArtGroup
2011Ausstellung in der NV Art FoundationNV St. PoltenGroup
201075-65, Der Sammmler, das Unternehmen und seine KollektionMuseum WurthGroup
2010raum_korper - einsatzMUSEUM AUF ABRUF (MUSA) WIENGroup
2010Korper Raum Volumen I, SKULPTUREN IM ROTHSCHILDPARKRaumimpuls Kunstbark Ferrum Waidhofen, YbbsGroup
2008XXXV th Anniversary Exhibition - time to celebrateMAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg AcademiaGroup
2008ArtBrusselsMAM Contemporary ArtGroup
2008Eveil du printempsMAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg AcademiaGroup
2008FruhlingserwachenGalerie TazlGroup
2008Jeder glaubt, wie sie wollenGalerie in der SchmiedeGroup
2007Strukturelle Ambiguitat? Geh' bitte!Galerie Tazl GrazSolo
2007Kardinal-Konig KunstpreisSt. Virgil SalzburgGroup
2007Almost 39° of fever, MarcoDispari & Dispari Project, Reggio Nell´Emilia ItaliaGroup
2007Eveil du printempsMAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg AcademiaGroup
2007Idea of Man and AbstractionMuseo Wurth La Rioja SpainGroup
2007FrulingsausstellungMAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg AcademiaGroup
2006Der Fall RedlMAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, ResidenzSolo
2006Ich ruf die PolizeiMAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna, roomnumberOneSolo
2006Art On NaturekunstGarten GrazGroup
2006Eisenberger, dies ist doch kein Porno!!Galerie Lisi Hammerle, BregenzGroup
2006mediantis-ZVABTutzing am Starnberger See, MunchenGroup
2006skulpturengartensummer stage independent festival viennaGroup
2006zyklus 1.0 tschechienDormitorium d. Stiftes Lilienfeld, NiederosterreichGroup
2005Nachstes Jahr ist auch noch ein TagNeue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum JoanneumSolo
2005KunstwerkeORF, Treffpunkt Kultur (Beitrag)Solo
2005SommerausstellungMAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg AcademiaGroup
2005Art & RoseskunstGarten GrazGroup
2005SKIN - Young Austrian Art ExhibitionMuseum of Central Academy of Fine Arts BeijingGroup
2004DIVERS - EGAL Kleine Bronzen und das leidige Problem des PodestUniversitat fur Angewandte Kunst WienGroup
2009formuliert.Konvergenzen von Schrift und BildLENTOS Kunstmuseum LinzGroup
2009POSITO CASU:OUT OF (MY) MINDkunstGarten GrazGroup
2009WEMAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg AcademiaGroup
2009welcome 09Galerie in der SchmiedeGroup
2009Im Blick des SammlersMuseum WurthGroup