Alexandra Baumgartner was born in 1973 in Salzburg. She studied at the University Mozarteum Salzburg and at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, received numerous awards and scholarships and participates in international exhibitions. Her works are in the collections of the DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt am Main, the Kunstsammlung des Landes Salzburg and the Salzburg Museum, among others. Alexandra Baumgartner lives and works in Vienna.
Alexandra Baumgartner's works are based on found objects and photographs that are altered and placed in a new context. Her working method is similar to that of a collage. She removes essential picture information from already existing picture realities and modifies the found objects so that the original context recedes into the background. Through painting, sewing, partial removal or additional elements, she adds a second reality that forms a new reality together with the original material. Not infrequently, she explores the boundaries between fact and fiction and restages the ambiguity of depicted reality with subtle objets trouvés ...
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