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Evalie Wagner, Jardin perdu, 2019 photographed by Matthias Aschauer

Evalie Wagner, Jardin perdu, 2019 photographed by Matthias Aschauer

“I remember that everything will be just a memory at the end.”

Name

Evalie Wagner

Profession

Visual artist & designer

Website

evaliewagner.com

Evalie Wagner, 2020 photographed by David Schermann

Evalie Wagner, 2020 photographed by David Schermann

What do you do?

I work across several disciplines, mostly painting and site specific installations with a focus on floral aesthetics.

Where are you from?

Upper Austria

Your style in 3 words?

Poetic and conceptual.

Evalie Wagner, Avantgarden, 2020 photographed by Maximilian Haidacher

Evalie Wagner, Avantgarden, 2020 photographed by Maximilian Haidacher

Your weakness? Your strength?

Too idealistic, but very imaginative.

What makes you different?

My background – agriculture and gardening, that´s somehow special in the art universe.

When did you decide to become an artist?

It happened, it wasn´t a decision.

Evalie Wagner, Avantgarden 2020 photographed by Maximlian Haidacher

Evalie Wagner, Avantgarden 2020 photographed by Maximlian Haidacher

What do you find most fascinating about the creative process?

Research, intuition and associations leading to a new result.

A few words about your favourite creation?

Avantgarden was kind of a giant walk-in herbarium with leaves and flowers fixed on long fabric panels hanging down from the ceiling in a greenhouse. The wind gently moved the cloth and sunlight fell through the glass, merging the artificial with the natural.

Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…

I often come across the same names, but forget them immediately unless I discover them again…recently I stumbled again upon Lucius Burckhardt and his “Strollology”.

Evalie Wagner, Avantgarden 2020 photographed by Maximilian Haidacher

Evalie Wagner, Avantgarden 2020 photographed by Maximilian Haidacher

Who would you like to work with someday and why?

Recording a song with a musician and renovating an old house with an architect. I´m always up for collaborations ;)

A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?

I look into a phenomen called plant blindness.

Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“

… staying goodmooded and healthy, with a loving surrounding.

Evalie Wagner, Portrait 2020 photographed by David Schermann

Evalie Wagner, Portrait 2020 photographed by David Schermann

When the going gets tough…

I remember that everything will be just a memory at the end.

Put on your future vision glasses: What direction is our generation moving in, what will our world look like in 50 years?

Que será, será – what will be, will be.

What would you do if you could change the World?

I would slow down the world a little bit, in general – that would save lives, souls and nature.

Evalie Wagner, Jardin dÔombre, 2021 photographed by Katharina Acht

Evalie Wagner, Jardin dÔombre, 2021 photographed by Katharina Acht

If the universe is everything and it’s expanding, what is it expanding into?

I don´t have any idea!

Tell us about your future plans…

There will be a few occasions to flirt with plants, but I am really excited about my artist residency at the Villa Lena Foundation in Tuscany, Italy this autumn.

Your city’s favourite spots?

I don´t live in a city,… but I love driving around in the countryside. There is an area called “Salzkammergut”, which I really enjoy.

Evalie Wagner, Ombrosa, 2020, photographed by Lupi Spuma

Evalie Wagner, Ombrosa, 2020, photographed by Lupi Spuma

Last but not least: what is your favourite Song?

There can never be ONE favourite song, but there are a lot of songs I often put on repeat, for example: Nada – Ma che freddo fa!

One last statement please: „Wood or stone, gold or art?“

Catgold & firewood – both remind me on good days in my childhood.

Your #…?

#evaliewagner