Clouds, which have traditionally been viewed as the very symbol of volatility, are represented here not as images but as volumes, which are to be viewed from above or below, depending upon the position of the viewer.
Seven originally drawn clouds create a visually impressive but also physically experienceable panorama, which ranges from ancient cosmology and the Romantic to contemporary cloud computing. At the same time, the work refers to the very origins of the consultancy profession which began with the hermeneutics of celestial events.
Christian Schwarzwald studied painting under Markus Prachensky at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Following further periods of study in, amongst other places, Paris, Florence and Mexico City he has lived and worked in Berlin since 2002.
Christian Schwarzwald became known for the drawings-based installations in which he created space-filling series out of a multitude of single sheets of drawings as a means of realigning the traditional boundaries between drawing, painting and architecture in favour of an unusually intensive overall effect.
In little more than a decade the artist has developed his own open and yet unmistakeable language which he employs to address not only spatial but also, principally, political and social conditions. The work of Christian Schwarzwald can be found in numerous collections such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Liaunig collection.