About me

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

Victor Mangeng Bildhauer bei der Arbeit

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.

 

Victor Mangeng Bildhauer Porträt

Vita

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