Client: Design Tower Stilwerk Vienna, Duekouba
Location: Vienna, Austria
Completion date: 2014
Artwork budget: $30,000
Guardians of Time by sculptor Manfred Kielnhofer.
Guardians of Timerelates to the idea that since the beginning of time mankind has had protectors, both for historic and mystical reasons. It seems that only man himself is a potential source of danger for his own existence. In his works of art Manfred Kielnhofer deals with the natural human desire for security. Thus his oeuvre reflects genuine exploration, consideration and discussion of current as well as historic moods and sensibilities of his social environment. His works of art captivate with elaborate combinations of light and different technique.
Manfred Kielnhofer was born in Austria. He is self-taught and works with many different mediums; including, painting, film, photography, installation, performance and sculpture. His work usually concerns the human figure, and its different forms and movements, focusing mainly on the peculiarities of human nature. He uses the human form as a tool, either on a canvas or in a sculpture.
500 x Art in Public, Chris van Uffelen, Braun publishing ISBN 978-3-200-02461-8
Manfred Kielnhofer is an Austrian painter, sculptor, designer and photographer.