Michaela Schwarz-Weismann’s work stands out in a fast changing world as she takes the luxury of taking time, producing carefully and long thought after pieces of work. Coming from a Vienna Art School background, her Freudian approach to her subject is visible in every image. Often heroes from childhood memories are reactivated in their struggle in an adult’s world. Michaela clearly points out that heroism does not end with peace. There is an afterlife to it, which she examines to an often painful extend. Often distinct from a stable background, her figures seem to float in eternity, distracted not only from the viewer, but also from themselves. Michaela works in a wide variety of media (drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, text). Reflecting on everyday abuse of culture her work finds its sublime way to the attention of the observer (Michaela refers to them as “visitors”) where it creates an itch.
Born in Austria, she studied at the University of applied Arts in Vienna and at the Royal College of Art in London.
She lives and works in Vienna.