Gerwald Rockenschaub


Gerwald Rockenschaub has been placed as one of the most internationally known Austrian artists working today. Since the early 1980s, the artist has created a complex array of works from computer animation to sculptural objects and painting. Continuity is found in the artist’s work through his reductive imagery and mix of architecture, discourse and design. The artist is also a well-known techno DJ, allowing his experience with club culture to emerge and influence his works. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Salzburg, Austria, is currently presenting “My Machines,” which features new works by Rockenschaub. Recently, the artist had a comprehensive retrospective at the Vienna Museum of Modern Art, which helped to fully launch his career. Just a few weeks ago, Rockenschaub received the Fred Thieler Award for painting at the Berlinische Galerie, and, last month, the artist presented a site-specific installation at documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany.