WVZ

Werkverzeichnis Collages (
catalogue raisonné 2022-2006), 712-001
collage & screen print on book and magazine pages


»Breitenfellner creates strange, unreachable parallel worlds in her collages. She has made cut-and-paste collages, juxtaposing found photographs of carnivorous plants, occultism, nudes, microscopic follicles, bat heads, skiing resorts and painting supplies. These joyful, surreal, dark and provocative collages – which she assembles intuitively - are both factual and dream-like, conscious and unconscious, fixed and ever-changing.«

Rory MacLean
Goethe-Institut, London
 
»These images are hardly pleasing. They take the shape of disquieting scenes, superimpositions, fragmentations and mergings associated with strong emotions, prompting disconcerting and yet strangely familiar atmospheres, premonitions, and epiphanies.«

Frank Berberich
Lettre International, Berlin

»The workspace of Austrian-born Berliner, collagist and installation artist Barbara Breitenfellner is host to an elaborate rigging of books, boxes and trays that more closely resembles a chemistry lab than a cutting table. A long worktable lines one blue wall of her home-studio, whereon clippings brew in piles, paper churns in various stages of doing and undoing, and cans of spray glue await their day. Wallabies and bombshells rotate in and out of circulation, off the shelf, out of the book, off the page, into the hash, out of the hash, then either onto the page, into the frame and back onto the wall, or into a box for another chance at reincarnation.«

Elizabeth Pusack
Plazm, Portland, Oregon




In 2018 a 1032 pages book was published with the first 509 collages produced by Barbara Breitenfellner...
... you can discover it here!