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Lives & Works

Alexander Ruthner

Alexander Ruthner, Cloud Atlas, 2013
Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
1. What are you working on right now?
My six pack.

2. What does your schedule look like?
Oil & EINE.

3. What is your studio like – messy, sparse. Do you share it with others?
Yes – no – no. 

4. What do you get outsourced or find ready-made, and what do you make yourself?
I make my works myself, except when they're too heavy for me to carry myself.

5. What does the internet mean to you in relation to your work / practice as an artist? Material-world and time-killer.

6. Who is a mentor for you from whom you get guidance?
I prefer not to name names.

7. Do you think you will ever stop making art?

8. What’s the most annoying thing about Vienna?

This question.

9. What is the most absurd thing you’ve ever heard or read about your art
Unfortunately everything you hear and read about it is true.

10. What show have you seen recently that you really liked?
Antoni Tàpies at Palazzo Fortuny in Venice – great paintings, beautiful building. 

ALEXANDER RUTHNER, born in Vienna in 1982. Lives in Vienna. Recent exhibitions: Nature of Speed, Exit Gallery, Hong Kong; Büro Weltausstellung, Vienna (2013); Make me like it!, Vacant Galleries, Vienna; BRUCENNIAL, New York; Der Grieche am Flutgraben, Berlin; Die Würfel III, COCO, Vienna; Wall of Fame, Olympische Jugendspiele, Innsbruck (2012).