LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
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/// CAREER AND ARTISTIC APPROACH
Inge Miczka discovered her passion for art at a young age. Whether through experimenting with photo cameras, which her father gave her, or through the fascinated examination of artistic reduction, as she learned about cubism in art class - pictorial representation has played a central role in Inge Miczka's life.
Inge Miczka then learned the solid tools of her current artistic activity from scratch: after vocational training in the printing trade, she worked as a graphic designer and layout artist for various publishing houses. During her subsequent seven years as project manager and trainer for media design in a design agency, Inge Miczka also expanded her artistic-creative foothold as a freelancer. Today she has established herself as a visual artist, photographer and graphic designer. She attaches great importance to continuous artistic training, for example at the European Art Academy in Trier, and can point to exhibitions from her hometown to the Mumok in Vienna.
At the center of Inge Miczka's artistic work is the world, which is in a state of
in the process of change. Against this background, the artist explores questions around the complex of themes. Perception and cognition.
To this end, she establishes ambivalences and draws attention to correlations and connections that are not always obvious and often uncomfortable. In certain groups of works, for example, she relates different media such as photography, digital image processing, and painting to one another and raises critical questions that deal with perception in the context of media realities, for example with regard to truth and manipulation. The artistic core theme of perception and cognition also comes to the fore for Inge Miczka when her work deals with ecological and social grievances. For the artist, one of the urgent social tasks is to deal with resources and values in a responsible and sustainable manner. Here, there are clearer responsibilities, namely for every human being, and therefore also reception-related moments of insight for each individual - and not always of a pleasant kind. The constant in Inge Miczka's artistic work is to investigate the fractures of being human through an interplay of perception and cognition, to open up the uncomfortable 'behind' alongside many a beautiful facade, to let an expectation be followed by a - clarifying - disappointment. Thus, her ambivalent works always contain conscious irritations, moments of recognition as well as impulses for reflection on one's own responsibility, thus opening a discourse on larger contexts through her work.
Text: Daniel Scheffel
WHO I AM
Photographer / Graphic artist / Fine Arist
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