Fabian Vogler

Date: 05/December/2014 Category:
'Druckkopf', 2013

About the artist



Fabian Vogler (born 1977 in Hamburg, Germany) is a bronze sculptor. He graduated as Magister Artium (Sculpture) at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna and obtained his ultimate degree as Master of Fine Art (MFA) at the University of East London.

He received several awards for his works, like the Austrian Theodor-Körner-Prize. He was commissioned to create the current Senior Fellow Award of the Academy of Applied Arts, Vienna. Vogler was course director for sculpture at the International Summer-Academy, Venice. In 2014 he was commissioned to create “Scultura e musica in movimiento” for the Kultur21Festival in Husum in Germany and just this year to design the lifesize bronze of Theodor-Storm’s “Regentrude” for Breklum in Germany. Fabian Vogler is a member of the Federal Association of Fine Artists and regularly takes part in arts symposia around Europe. After a first stay as Artist in Residence at Espronceda in 2013, he is now completing this journey with this years Residence and his show “Liquid Gender”.

Fabian Vogler  is keenly interested in collaborating with other forms of artistic expression, such as music, soundscape, video, performance and dance. Apart from having created “Scultura e Musica in Movimiento” in Husum he also initiated “Octave Stance” in cooperation with the Trinity College of Music and LABAN in London in 2008. The sound installation “Emotional Decrypter” together with Francesco Giannico for “Liquid Gender” will be another big step into this direction.

“(…) The third series of the heads are the Druckköpfe. Vogler made them at ESPRONCEDA during his stay as Artist in Residence in Barcelona. Indentations dominate the surface. This is how light and shadow come into effect and structure the head in addition to the wide ribbons. The compact surface is being questioned. This questioning now becomes more evident when compared to the small heads and their surface. What has happened to these heads in their deformity? Are these injuries bandaged in a makeshift manner? Did a whim of nature create such creatures? We are anxious to see the work in bronze. All of a sudden the metal does not look firm any longer but amorph and soft. You might believe you could reshape it into any form. The archaic is bound to change in conformity with our ever changing time. Suddenly the heads look vulnerable. The time factor comes into play. Is this a final shape, cast into metal or could it change any time? Everything seems possible.”

Sophie Cieslar Mag. Art
Galerie Kovacek & Zetter •  Vienna