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Linus Riepler

Linus Riepler

Linus Riepler was born in Vöcklabruck, Austria and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In his artistic practice, Linus Riepler creates scenes. Sometimes they become room filling installations, some other times they appear as dioramas inside small display boxes.

Most of Linus Riepler’s works have their origin in his personal memories. This can be a memory of a certain place, an object or a situation. At the beginning of every work stands the reconstruction of mentioned object or event. Soon the real life memories get combined with completely imaginary inventions and grow into something fictional. Storytelling is a big part of his practice.

After working on usable and participatory sculptures, it was a natural development to build walk-in objects and finally room-filling installations. A big fascination for theatre stage settings influenced many of his works. This lead him to create the stage design for an open air theatre in Stockerau, Austria in 2015 (Festspiele Stockerau).

Linus Riepler has shown his works in several solo and group exhibitions, including Galerie Krinzinger, Kunst Haus Wien, 15. Biennale de la Mediterranée in Thessaloniki, MUSA Vienna, OÖ Kunstverein in Linz, Austrian Culture Forum Washington DC, Penelope New York City and Sightfenster (Galerie Warhus Rittershaus, Cologne).

Linus Riepler received the Theodor Körner Award and the Heinrich Gleissner Scholarship Award for his work.

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