Patrick Ostrowsky (b. 1991 Schwandorf, DE) is concerned with sculpture and its relation to space, its function and interface with architecture and design. The artist examines the dichotomous tensions between residual nature and technology, past and future, center and border, form and anti-form. Following a site-specific and process-oriented artistic approach, the examination of seemingly contradictory material properties and the appropriation of everyday objects are crucial. Guided by material aspects of places and phenomena of abstract imprints into urban landscape, he is concerned with transferring structures of urban life and strategies of temporary architecture to sculpture. His latest works remind us of DIY architecture in a post-urban vegetation.
Paul Valentin’s (b. 1990 Munich, DE) multidisciplinary practice encompasses a variety of media including video, animation, installation, sculpture, and sound. His work explores complex paradoxes, philosophical dilemmas and examines classical themes of metaphysics such as the concept of truth, the nothingness, and the nature of the world. Working primarily in the field of computer-generated video art, his work draws from a wide range of sources, including surrealist, romantic, and magical realist literature, as well as contemporary philosophy. In his work “Beyond the See” (2021) Valentin questions the differences between reality, simulation, abstraction, and imagination as well as the idea of space as something measurable and metric.