SAMSTAG ALUMNI 2005

Michael Kutschbach
Born 1975, Melbourne, Victoria

The great shadow of Modernism casts itself across all these works, as it casts itself over everything else. It is quite inescapable. Here, the phenomenon of Modernism is both revered – as is evident in the artists' use of materials, tools and techniques that carry an aura of sleek modernity  and decried......Modernism is (or was) a hydraheaded monster and these artists, like most of those who set out to escape it, end up by paying it homage. It is, after all, the only reference point we have, for better or for worse, and we construct Modernism in a multitude of ways, each according to our own needs. 

Peter Timms from his Samstag catalogue essay, Art in an Age of Anxiety
 
2005 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
2005 MFA, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK 
2004 Master of Visual Art, University of South Australia, Adelaide 
1996 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne 
1992 Advanced Certificate of Art and Design, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne 

Artist's website
http://www.michaelkutschbach.com/