Lois Weinberger

Year and place of birth: 1947, Stamms, Austria Location: +2020, Vienna and Gars am Kamp, Austria

Lois Weinberger grew up in rural Tyrol and thinks of himself as an 'agricultural worker'. Plants on fallow ground form the impetus for drawings, sculptures, photographs, texts and installations. Weinberger makes a conscious choice for what he himself calls ‘second-rate nature’ with a pivotal role for wild plants. The romantic image of nature as the primitive counterpart to culture is, in his opinion, a misconception. He allows the border between nature and culture to become blurred. Weeds symbolize the endangered free spirit and, for the individual who cherishes his individuality and imagination, it goes against the grain.

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