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Clemens Frischenschlager  

Clemens Frischenschlager was born in Salzburg, Austria, in 1970. He studied painting and tapestry weaving at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Upon receiving his master’s degree with honors in 1995, he moved to New York, where he has been living and working ever since.

Clemens is an experimental painter exploring the delicate interrelationship of painterly gesture, surface texture, and surrounding space. He strives to create visual and emotional experiences that transcend the traditional boundaries of painting and architecture. In his recent works, Clemens has dissolved any remaining figurative references in favor of vibrant, minimalist abstraction: texture and light have risen to the level of subject.

His paintings and drawings have been exhibited in solo and group shows in Europe and the United States, most recently at Galerie Deck in Stuttgart, Germany, and at Galerie Engler in Berlin. He has also produced site-specific installations for organizations including the Anti-Defamation League. One of his key works, the large-scale tapestry Fire Oven, produced using Gothic weaving techniques, is now on permanent display at Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna.

Clemens has received the prestigious Theodor Körner Prize (National Endowment for the Arts and Sciences in Austria), a scholarship and first prize from the Karl Anton Wolf Foundation, a Master Class Award, and Gold and Silver Füger Medals from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He lectures at various galleries and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
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Clemens Frischenschlager finishes large-scale painting Lights and Shadows
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Tapestry Fire Oven permanently installed at Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna, Austria
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