Andreas Palfinger is designer with affinity for art; an artist with affinity for design. He aims to combine these incongruent spheres; to compose.
The artist-self is opposing the graphic-design-self, which is working with client briefings, with user stories, with needs and wants. The works abduct into a world of dreams and nightmares, acting against the common obsession with perfection, beauty and happiness.
A characteristic feature is the interplay of intuition and conception, of aesthetics and anti-aesthetics. The works are an intuitive expression of personal sensations or general critique, sucked through brain and hand, attached to a rather melancholic and pessimistic style. Discomfort and morbidness seem essential.
Design–Thinking in Art (solo)
Group exhibition at Summer Academy of Fine Arts
Jössas, an Art exhibition (solo)
Zur Gunst der Kunst