1984, born in Merseburg an der Saale (Germany)
Lives and works in Vienna and Unterolberndorf (Austria)
Andreas Werner’s drawings are built through elements of classical but also fictional filmic architecture, space vehicles and furniture. They hold the middle between personages and architectural sites. You can inhabit them as if they were interiors or reflect on them as if they were 19thcentury scenery. Andreas understands every landscape as culturally constructed. He confronts the outpours of complex futuristic societies with historical ones. His drawings ask you to dig into the future and project onto the past. To contemplate and to inhabit, to project and introspect. (Pieternel Vermoortel, artistic director Netwerk Aalst, Belgium)
From 2004 to 2007, Andreas Werner studied graphics and free graphics at the University of Applied Arts Vienna with Sigbert Schenk and from 2007 to 2012 at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna graphics and printmaking techniques with Gunter Damisch, where he obtained his diploma with distinction in 2012. In 2016, he was awarded with the Recognition Prize for Fine Arts - Culture Prize of the State of Lower Austria and the MUSA Prize for Young Art of the City of Vienna. The state scholarship of Saxony-Anhalt was awarded to him in 2017. Most recently, in 2022, Andreas Werner received the STRABAG Artaward International. His works are represented in numerous collections, including those of the City of Vienna, the Province of Lower Austria, the Republic of Austria (Belvedere 21), the Universalmuseum Joanneum / Neue Galerie Graz and the Kupferstichkabinett of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.