all images © MAnuel Murel / KOLJA KRAMER FINE ARTS
"Life is an eternal experience. Thus, I always love to try and perform new
methods, as a person and as an artist. I see art as my laboratory.
With my artworks I wish to create a free space for individual
interpretation. My objective is to stimulate people under a given topic; to
shake them up and made them escape from their daily routine.
Therefore, I prefer to paint in public spaces, where the interaction with the
observer has the greatest impact.
I use a multitude of techniques and materials: Spray cans, Acrylic paint,
Markers, Stencil technique, Video art, Styrofoam Relief paintings and
sculptures as well as luminous objects out of wood and glass.
For more than six years I have been experimenting with the light painting
technique: A unique form of painting, in which I use a flashlight to create
a chemical reaction on special coated canvas. The green-yellow glowing
reaction is visible for around 2-7 minutes, depending on how dark the
space is. With this technique it is possible to create a truly living painting.
It is thereby interesting to create an interactive experience with the
audience. I create storylines, which are then illustrated and brought to life
with this medium. As part of this performance I joggle with luminous
objects, which in the dark seem to fly through the space.
I was born at the capital of Austria, Vienna, where I spent my postnatal
years. At the age of nine, I was uprooted to France to my mother’s
hometown spending ten years in the suburbs of Metz, whilst commuting
back and forth to Vienna, where my father still lived.
With sixteen, I had my first impulse on Graffiti writing. I was not spraying
to tag my name everywhere. I rather had a goal to become an artist.
Due to frequent travels and admiration for different cultures, I have been
able to experience a variety of styles while maintaining my personal point
Nowadays I live and study in Vienna; a contemporary city full of urban and classic flavor in architecture, art and music, as a living monument of a mixed culture, in which most of my projects are currently taking place."
2016 Group exhibition in der Urban space Gallery, Austria
2015 Graffiti Show Webad Preis 2015 in der Gasometerhalle,
2014 Group exhibition `Friss oder Stirb` Allergikercafe,
Works for Red Bull, Suzuki und Skoda
Light Performance bei Tanz durch den Tag mit Sali
Sfaction und A. Ander, Austria
2013 Participation at Linzer Pflasterspektake, Austria
Facade Museum of the Photographie in Fischamend,
Light painting Performance with Pianist Stefan
Seelenwald für OFID, OPEC F and for International
Development in Hofburg, Vienna, Austria
Exhibition `Trojaner It could be you´ and Performance
with Ulli Klepalski and Manuel Murel, in FROFF, Austria
2012 Graffiti Show für Nespresso
Light painting Performance `Licht für die Welt Gala` in
Völkerkundemuseum, Vienna, Austria
Exbhibition `Helle Zukunft` in der Kunstprojektwerkstatt,
Exhibition `Gehirnwäsche` im Cafe Xeno, Vienna, Austria
Solo Exhibition `Bright future` in the Project
`roomTöchter der Kunst`, Vienna, Austria
Solo exhibition `Brainwash` in Cafe Xeno, Vienna,
2011 Group exhibition `Chillajam Festival` in the Loft, Austria
2010 Performance-art with light painting on Events and on the
streets And creating other projects under the name
2008 Group exhibition Inoperable in New York, USA
Group exhibition `Addictive` Sioseh 32, Vienna, Austria
2007 Exhibition `Exfreedom` with the artist Questionmark in
the Spot, Vienna, Austria
2006 Group exhibition in the Museumsquartier `Die lesbare
Stadt`, Vienna, Austria
Works by Manuel Murel in public space