Biography Konrad Friedel
1981 Born in Scheibbs / Lower Austria
2000 Beginning of his autodidactic Carpenter Career
2008 Creation of his own studio.
2009 Blickfang Fair, Museum for Applied Art, Vienna, Austria.
2010 Exhibition of Light objects at Gallery Song, Vienna, Austria.
2011 Realisation of an installation for Muntean/Rosenblum at Frieze Art-Fair, London, England.
2011 Soloshow at Schauraum 11/nullnull, Vienna, Austria.
2012 Groupshow at Gallery Georg Kargl fine Arts, Vienna, Austria.
2012 Groupshow at Team Gallery, New York, United States.
2013 Groupshow at Gallery Rauminhalt, Vienna, Austria.
2013 Groupshow at Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, Germany.
2013 Soloshow at Gallery Lust, „Lichtfaltungen“, Vienna, Austria.
2013 Groupshow at „Helmut’s Art-Club“, Vienna, Austria.
2014 Soloshow at Gallery Madero, Salzburg, Austria.
2014 „Art & Antique“ Fair, Salzburg, Austria.
2014 ICFF Fair, New York, United States.
2014 Soloshow „Schalentiere“ at Gallery Rauminhalt, Vienna, Austria.
2015 Soloshow, Design Monat Graz, Gallery Gebhard Blazek, Graz, Austria.
2015 Groupshow, Designsalon Linz, Landesgalerie, Linz, Austria.
2016 Design Shanghai Fair, Shanghai, China.
2016 Passagen Köln event , Cologne, Germany.
2017 Soloshow „Schalentiere“, Gallery Rauminhalt, Vienna, Austria.
2018 Soloshow "Schalentiere", Gallery Wohnkultur66, Hamburg, Germany
What makes an artist an artist?
This question has long occupied theorists and philosophers.
For the artist Konrad Friedel, the urge to create furniture, lights, objects and sculptures is closely linked to his love for beauty and perfectionism as he defines it himself. Being completely absorbed by the passion to innovate and surprise, he spontaneously changed his profession after having finished his technically oriented education. Taking pleasure in handcrafting activities, he was inspired to teach himself joinery with an enormous autodidactic effort.
After a short time, the first big orders were obtained. With a number of aficionados and a diversification of his creativity always increasing.
Progressively, concrete, stone, metal and steel were added to the natural timber creations. Furthermore, he learnt all of the best possible techniques to use these materials most effectively and in the most many-sided ways.
Friedel’s light objects are unique specimen taking shape under his watchful eye, without any classical shape or geometrical focus, yet perfectly and unexpectedly harmonious. The various irregularly shaped segments, rings and intersections are being united to give birth to his famous “SCHALENTIERE”, individually shaped light fittings, infinitely varied in shape and size and internally coated with a wide range of different colours.
In terms of design and technical skills, the artist has in the meanwhile ventured far beyond the scope of his initial work.
He is now creating for his customers a large variety of complete interiors, even giant aluminium sculptures magnifying parks and gardens.
Without any doubt, Konrad Friedel’s unremitting efforts will result in him attaining still greater recognition for his unique high and outstanding works of art.