My dear friend and talented photographer, Rainer Hosch recently wrote a piece for Installation Magazine that features photographs of artists that he has taken over the years. I was lucky enough to be one of the artists included in the piece along with the amazing picture of me inside my 2011 site-specific installation, Allotropisms.
Here is what Rainer wrote:
This image of Alois Kronschlaeger was taken during the construction of his large-scale installation called Allotropismsand first solo exhibition at Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York. I hung out with Alois, who is a good friend of mine, while he was putting this piece together. This particular evening, the construction was finally finished and it was time pour the white colored paint over the mesh. We witnessed the magic of a long-planned project coming together, one pour at a time. Alois was in a trance, climbing and pouring and losing himself in his artwork. I was one happy man with the camera.
Before I go into the details of how I create a work, I would like to give you a background on my previous artistic endeavors.
My work exists at the intersection of art, architecture, fashion and design. My forms are surreal and my materials are simple in the tradition of Frederick Kiesler and Buckminster Fuller. I make large-scale installations and small scale sculptures. My interests lie in exploring environment, light, time and space via geometry.
Allotropisms, 2011. Photo by Marc Lins.
My most recent work entitled Allotropisms was my most ambitious project to date measuring fifteen feet high and spanning a length of sixty-five feet at the Cristin Tierney Gallery in New York City. My preparation for this work took about three months in which I created a scale model with precise measurements from the space using the existing architecture as my inspiration and my base. With a team of two assistants, the installation of Allotropisms – from the wooden latice to the lighting – took three weeks.