Victor Mangeng was born in 1991. He lives and works in Schruns/Austria.
His sense of in 3D was already developed at an early age, but during his time at the commercial school discovered his enthusiasm for sculpture work. Opposites attract
The manufacturing process of a sculpture is the most crucial part that forms Victors creative inspiration as well as his ideas. Victor believes that the technique of sculpting must be mastered, otherwise he would not be able to incorporate the design and aesthetics in the final work.
His sculptures are looking into the world
Thoughts and emotions are taking shape on the surface of his materials: Wood, stone, bronze and clay. Victor Mangeng creates identities.
By fragmentation – the art of breaking and shattering surface – the vulnerability, the openness and the deterioration of human beings are explored. Memories are erupted. Elements from nature, brittle surfaces remind us – all this gives rise to shadings and various questions. Graceful colours are shining against dark deepness. The works of Mangeng are characters who have something to report. They tell us about dreams, experiences and insanity on varying levels.
The results of Victor Mangeng’s works are imaginative and upsetting at the same time. The remaining rawness represents the discord of life.
»While I’m working, I pass along the energy to the material.« Mangeng says. »I am driven by a great creative urge. I’m interested in what I do and how I’m constantly progressing«. He drills deep into the matter with his artistic work. He wants to trace human existence with his forms.
With his work, he penetrates and deforms the material and creates extensive confrontation with his figures. His sculptural works make the resistances of being human perceptible. They show that life is a balancing act.
|1991||*in Schruns / Vorarlberg / Austria|
|2006 – 2009||Commercial School in Bludenz, Vorarlberg/Austria|
|2009 – 2014||Carpenter Apprenticeship|
|2012||Opening of my own atelier|
|2014||World trip, divers visits by artists|
|2014 – 2015||Self-employed Sculptor|
|2014 – 2017||Wood- stonesculptor Apprenticeship at Prof. Rudolf Geisler-Moroder, Tyrol|
|2019||dedicated to his free work|
|2019||Masterclass in stone sculpting school in Laas, Italy|
Exhibitions & Symposium
|2015||Eschen,-(FL), group exhibition, sculpture park|
|2016||Montafon-(A), solo exhibition, art night, October<|
|2016||Feldkirch-(A), solo exhibition in Wexelstube “no doubt”, November|
|2017||Vienna-(A), group exhibition, Stilgallery, “the womans magic”, July|
|2017||Feldthurns-south tyrol-(I), symposium, October, “early age-protostoria|
|2017||Canton of Bern-(CH), group exhibition, November, Gallery Hess|
|2018||New York (US), group exhibition, March, Artbox-project|
|2018||1. summer academy val-gardena with Peter Senoner, Markus Delago & Aron Demetz, July|
|2018||Bregenz (AUT), solo exhibition, July|