Frenzi Rigling

Selected works

Biography

Frenzi Rigling

From a distance it seems like Frenzi Rigling (*1958, Switzerland) has left behind messages on the walls. When we approach, however, the text disintegrates into illegible codes. The colourful fragments aren’t letters but the spaces between them.

 

In her artistic work, Frenzi Rigling seeks the spaces between things. Omissions and vacancies. That which is written between the lines. Thus, in the poetic novels by Corinna Bille (1912-1979) she finds committed to paper what the female characters – and many women – cannot put into words. Rigling whirls these words into the air and allows them to reconfigure themselves.

 

Frenzi Rigling utilises her mother’s scraps of fabric. Textile remainders of which her mother couldn’t say why she kept them. Empty spaces let us make out the dress that was once sewn from them. They call to mind a blouse, even decades later. The omissions create maps. This time, it is captured by a thick, white thread on a blue background of wistful possibilities.

Exhibitions at Smolka Contemporary

Frenzi Rigling

Art&Antique Residenz Salzburg 2022 Smolka Contmeporary

2022

Art&Antique Residenz Salzburg 2022
Alois Mosbacher Thomas Stimm Smolka Contemporary

2022

Summer Exhibition
Anna Heindl Ringe Smolka Contemporary

2021

Kosmos

2021

Art&Antique Hofburg 2021
Art Austria Highlights 2021 Smolka Contemporary

2021

ART AUSTRIA HIGHLIGHTS 2021
Ferdinand Melichar Smolka Contemporary

2021

Vienna Contemporary 2021

2018

MAP

2018

New Forms of Beauty 2

2015

MQ ART BOX
BEATRICE

2014

Gruppenaustellung

2014

Press

Frenzi Rigling