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Thomas Draschan

1967, Linz/Austria
Lives and works in Vienna and Berlin





EDUCATION

1998 Master student, Staatliche Hochschule für bildende Künste Frankfurt a.M./Städelschule
1998 „Andy Warhol“ lecture Andy Warhol, Symposium Museum Wolfsburg/ Germany
1995  Study on the Cooper Union N.Y.C. bei Robert Breer, New York/USA
1992 Study filmmaking on the staatl. Hochschule für bildende Künste Frankfurt am Main
by Ken Jakobs, Peter Kubelka


Interview / film with the artist and filmmaker Thomas Draschan, language: German



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Stairway to Heaven, 2008
Archival Print/Hahnemühle Bütten, 110 x 143 cm, Edition, 3+1 AP





Kunsthalle Wien:

"Thomas Draschans opulente und präzis komponierte Kunst spielt in Phantasielandschaften, in Zeiten- und Kulturen übergreifenden Architekturen. Seine Collagen sind gespickt mit Pin-up Girls, Tieren und Figuren aus der Popkultur. Die Motive stammen aus banalem Alltagsmaterial wie alten Magazinen und Postkarten, die der in Wien und Berlin lebende Künstler während seines manischen Vagabundierens durch Secondhandläden und Flohmärkte findet. Aus der Fülle von Bildfragmenten, die Traumfetzen und Bewusstseinssplittern gleichen, entstehen visuelle Überreizungen, die beim Betrachten ein neuronales Gewitter der Gehirnsynapsen verursachen. Thomas Draschan schafft so eine transformative Kunst der Superlative. Die ornamentalen Collagepretiosen spielen Kontraste gegeneinander aus, sie erzählen Geschichten von Terror und Freude,
Hass und Liebe. (Auszug Pressetext: Kunsthalle Wien)

 

FILMOGRAPHY/Example > See movie preview:


Thomas Draschan, 2002 - Yes? Oui? Ja? - 16mm, 4min, colour, sound

Text about the film: Yes? Qui? Ja?

The starting material for this film was educational footage from East Germany with it's very reduced graphics and high redundancy. The music, a song by Michèle Polnareff called "La Poupée"- was chosen by Ulrich Wiesner and delivered in an English cover version on tape. Soon after we had worked out the basic structure of the film: an alternation of redundant illustrations of the words of the song and abstract parts Ulrich Wiesner died and I had to finish the film alone, which gave the work a different direction.
Images of a dreaming woman suggest that the content of the film emerges from the unconscious. These images floating by can more easily be analysed in an emotional than a rational way. To achieve that I avoided to strict formal decisions, and also relied on decisions of the moment.
Oh yeah, this decadently analog, hand-scratched totem of celluloid bin diving plays with our ideas of femininity, its power and pleasures. This ever-playful music film consistently surprises with its brisk and intelligent edits, gloriously saturated aquatic imagery, electric animation, and kitsch commerciality. --   Cauleen Smith