Our Sculptors

Ilse Schrottenbach * 1962 - 2019 + MRSS

I am interested in the ideas of uncertainty, changeability and finiteness. I try to catch "option and dilemma" with a tangible language. Sometimes, my sculptures tilt, tip, turn, or fold in space. Recent works link layers of different context and content. This includes the notion of the "un-finished”, the "un-perfect".
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Discipline
Abstract
Conceptual
Kinetic/Mobile
Other
Material
Brick/Concrete/Plaster
Granite/Marble/Stone
Metal (other)
Other
Wood/Paper
Region
Europe

IIlse Schrottenbach studied sculpture with Markus Heinsdorff in Rome and Munich (1991-1994). During that time, she developed steel rod sculptures, like “abstract dancers in space“, and reliefs that enabled her to experiment with mass and weight. Soon, the necessity of the virtually changing form as well as its weight and mass became evident in her work.
In 1995, Ilse opened her studio in Vienna, Austria, with focus on stone sculpture. She continued her drawing work and started experimenting with prints (dry point etchings). Ilse has always been working with proportion and space. Her work has been internationally exhibited, for example at European Forum Alpbach and Museums Quartier Wien. Her large-scale sculptures can be seen at Gallery/Sculpture Garden Müller/Petzinna in Lübeck, Germany.
Ilse has had current teaching assignments at University of Applied Arts Vienna.
One of her pieces „Do you comprehend that? On painting with closed eyes”, has been realized for and with children with an Austrian broadcast station.

Ilse Schrottenbach *1962 - 2019+