Photograph of Artist GRAF - ZYX
GRAF - ZYX
Wien, - Austria



Original Artworks (5)

Graf - Zyx; 2005 LOST TIME 5002, 2006, Original Mixed Media, 210 x 140 mm. Artwork description: 241 2 Inkjet ( permanent) Prints on Tyvek. Worked aut as Flags. Printed Area 84x130cm. Numbered and signed on the back- side.Keywords:Videoinstallation, Videoobject, Light und Sound, Interactive Computerinstallation with Sound, Flash- Installation with Music, Mixed- Media, Photography, Computer Art, Computeranimation, Net Art, Experimental video, Electronica....
Graf - Zyx
Original Mixed Media, 2006
210 x 140 mm ( x )
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Graf - Zyx; TIME And SPACE, 2005, Original Mixed Media, 250 x 200 cm. Artwork description: 241 Serie of 5 Inkjet ( permanent) Prints on Tyvek. Worked out as Flags. Printed area per flag: 38x165cm. Flag format: 42x200cm. One flag $ 600. Numbered and signed ( GRAF+ZYX) on the back- side.Left: Inge Graf ( member of artist group) , middle: the 5 flags in the exhibition area ( ...
Graf - Zyx
Original Mixed Media, 2005
250 x 200 cm (98.4 x 78.7 inches)
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Graf - Zyx; Trust No Woman Plus, 2007, Original Mixed Media, 120 x 140 mm. Artwork description: 241 Audio- CD>> Trust No Woman<< is a minimal electronics masterpiece released in 1981 under the name of Zyx in Austria. The people behind this record are Inge Graf and Walter Zyx, Austrian multi- media pioneers and musicians who have become famous in their home country not only ...
Graf - Zyx
Original Mixed Media, 2007
120 x 140 mm (98.4 x 78.7 inches)
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Graf - Zyx; Time, 2005, Original Mixed Media, 900 x 300 cm. Artwork description: 241 >> The sleeper, the maggot, . . . |andtime|<< . Mixed- Media- Installation: Video, Music and >> Kinetisches Objekt # 03<< . Videoloop 28 min.Installation: Canvas 10m, 3 ventilators, 3 video- projectors, 2 DVD- players, Hi- Fi- system.Installation can be delivered without representations technic: Canvas, 2 DVDs ( Price $ 5000)THE SPACE IN WHICH ...
Graf - Zyx
Original Mixed Media, 2005
900 x 300 cm (354.3 x 118.1 inches)
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Graf - Zyx; If It , 2007, Original Installation Indoor, 600 x 400 cm. Artwork description: 241 GRAF+ZYX : I- F. IT - from 0 to infinite : WEBCLIP [ interactive] - video clip 03: 40 min. [ 1980- 2007] .Installation: Aluminium- construction, 1 Canvas, 1 Projector, 1 Computer, 1 Hi- Fi- system. Installation can deliverd without technic: Flash- projector on DVD or per download ( Price $ 500) . The internet- ...
Graf - Zyx
Original Indoor Installation, 2007
600 x 400 cm (236.2 x 157.5 inches)
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Artist Statement

GRAF+ZYX : MUSEUM OF PRIVATE ARTS

Already in the late 1970s GRAF+ZYX committed themselves to the „aestheticisation of everyday life“ in all fields of a cross-culture. Their works with video, computer, laser, web design and programming, photography, graphic design, video sculpture, and music are visually influenced by Pop Art, Constructivism, Futurism, Dadaism and contemporary design, and musically rooted in Beat and Electronic Rock of the 60s and 70s, Free Jazz and classical modern music, whereas the lyrics in English – always composed and interpreted by GRAF+ZYX themselves – resemble obscure, existentialist dialogues. When required, voice modulation transforms the lyrics into a linguistically indefinable echoism.

Their conceptual approach and their theoretical texts on their intermedia works can also be understood from these universal aspects. Beauty next to ugliness and complex sophisticated constructions next to stereotypical simplicity, in peaceful co-existence. An intellectually harsh phrase next to an aesthetically disorientating, exuberant emotionality to the point of a „comix“, which is directed at unsettling the audience in general. As soon as the viewer believes in having fully grasped the artistic intention and relaxes in the certainty of his observation, another subliminally delivered cynical phrasing is guaranteed to foil this idyll.

GRAF+ZYX want to have their artistic as well as their commercial productions understood as a personal signpost of their dissociation from human nature at large and as a subversive criticism on seemingly collectively trusted ways of thinking and character codes. Moreover, they want to have them seen as an all-integrating interpretation transcending media and space, as an aesthetic if all the same ephemeral statement on an »unutterable«, intellectually and emotionally diverging whole.

In addition to the production of tapes, records and video clips as well as advertising, from 1982 onwards they began to develop their own »media synthetic programmes« especially for the display in art exhibitions. These multi- and intermedia audiovisual compositions were staged in form of tape-concerts, multiple stacked projections [S-8 movies] or video clip projections, and extended by live dance performance or pieces of their own art production – pictures and objects. From 1984 onwards they presented their move towards the design of space and its electronic arrangement as »electronic architecture« or »electrodynamic space design« in exhibitions and in broadcastings of the ORF (public Austrian TV and radio channel) to the public.
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