Showcasing wealthy heritage alongside a wide range of wool and textile fibres, knitted and woven into distinctive shapes, German pop artist Franz Josef Baur, or higher often known as FJBAUR, is revered for his potential to mix all elements of artwork, design and vogue right into a harmonious entire. Teaming up with esteemed Viennese vogue photographer Mario Schmolka, the duo current a soulful but vibrant and communicative interpretation of life in Vienna, in methods by no means seen earlier than.
You originate from Germany, you are actually primarily based in Vienna. Inform us about your first steps as an artist?
Vienna is the town of my desires and makes me really feel at house. Right here I discover every thing that’s essential to me and listed below are a handful of superb associates. “Artwork” has at all times been a topic I’ve handled. On the age of 29, I freed myself from the basic profession path that I had pursued very efficiently till then, and with my first personal initiatives I laid the muse for what characterizes my inventive profession right this moment.
Vivid colors and wool are an enormous theme in your work. What motivated you to course of these two supplies collectively in your artistic endeavors?
There may be a variety of my character in my work. I’m very communicative and like brilliant colours. Key parts from the start are intense tones in pink & orange. My materials world modifications from part to part. I like getting concerned with new supplies and at all times use them in the general context of the cycle.
What’s your artistic course of like?
There isn’t a recipe for an artistic course of; each time it’s totally different, and that’s excellent.
The place do you discover your inspiration? What’s the most difficult half about creating your art work?
I’ve to say that “inspiration” is a phrase that’s typically used in an ambiguous and very unique method. Ultimately, it’s my whole life, my expertise, my pursuits and my on a regular basis life from which I draw my “inspiration” and create my work.
What feelings do you hope the viewers expertise when taking a look at your artwork?
Confidence, and the sensation that “yesterday” was simply as nice as “tomorrow” shall be and vice versa. A really viennese temper.
Viennese tradition is mirrored in your artwork. What fascinates you about Vienna? How do you cope with the moderately melancholic mindset of individuals?
As I mentioned, Vienna is the town of my desires – architecturally, culturally and mentally.
Which is the position the artist performs in the society?
For me, the artist is a mirror of society, a really clear one. Artwork doesn’t have to cover itself or flatter another person in a detour in favor of somebody – at the least not mine. Subsequently, it typically occurs that artwork is barely understood and even appreciated a few years after it was created.
The 5 phrases that describe finest your artwork?
Be totally different, Vibrant, Crossing borders, Socially important, Summary
Inform us about your main initiatives and highlights throughout 2021?
I’m working now with Materials Resin , creating Installations and a variety of ArtDresses. I like to work between the genres: Artwork, Design and Fashion.
In the event you had been to call one mentor who has impressed you in your life and path as an artist, who would that be?
Oh, I can hardly identify just one Mentor, there are lots of people who encourage me. I’m a fantastic admirer of the pictures from Robert Mapplethorpe, the Installations from Eva Heese ,the discontinued works from Andy Warhol and the inspiring soulful Dance of Sergei Polunin.
Franz-Josef Baur is contactable by means of Instagram, with work accessible on the market by way of ART-Store.