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Elvira Rajek, MA, Visual Artist
Born in 1965, lives and works in Vienna, Austria A level in Vienna; Diploma at the College of Education of Vienna Master's degree at the CCNY of the City University of New York Joint Projects with the photographer and cameraman Bernhard Kucirek till 2009. Foundation of the art group trans.form.at.en in 2010. Photography, video, assemblage and objectart.
The intended mise-en-scène has been an important component of her art work. Having started with arranged portraits, for the last years the artist has focused on still lifes and turned to a surrealistic way of working. "I just need to assemble the pictures and thoughts of my conscious and unconscious to create a new vision and a new way to see as Georg Christoph Lichtenberg said, He, who has eyes to see, sees everything in everything."
Research as well as the study of particular topics play important roles in the artistic realization: to deal with a topic - to eviscerate, to mangle, and to transform - to achieve a new insight.