Christian Ruschitzka

Artist Christian Ruschitzka making snowman with handmade snowman making tool in the Augarten in Vienna in the Winter of 2010-2011
Artist Christian Ruschitzka making snowmen with a handmade snowman-making tongs in the Augarten in Vienna in the Winter of 2010-2011

Christian Ruschitzka (*1962) is a conceptual artist whose work is deeply involved in the practical materiality of the world. He uses a variety of media from  handmade tools to built machinery, video performances and public interventions to explore a number of different artistic positions.

“Ruschitzka is an Examiner of Reality. Sculpture is, for him, often merely a catalyst for perception  or a means to irritate. He is concerned with the appearance of everyday objects: in order to get to the bottom of things, so to speak, he extricates them from their meaning and sets them at odds with their original purpose” 

-Gerald Bast, former Rector of the University of Applied Arts, Vienna

Past Exhibition at Galerie Peter Gaugy

Sommerfrische:Mechanische Landschaften a solo-exhibition by Christian Ruschitzka October 6, 2022 to November 26, 2022

Art Work
Christian Ruschitzka, Carte Blanche (2020), cut and rearranged postcard 11 x 15 cm
Christian Ruschitzka, Snowman gloves (2006)
Christian Ruschitzka, Snowman gloves (2006)
Film still from video archived intervention "My Private Ocean" (2009)
Fly-Jesses-Fly (2021-22) Metal Watering Can, Hay, Modified metal parts, Crucifix, wire, and Music box. Plus Plaster Column and Video.
Fly-Jesses-Fly (2021-22) Metal Watering Can, Hay, Modified metal parts, Crucifix, wire, and Music box. Plus Plaster Column and Video. 200 x 55 x 50 cm
Zen 4.0 (2020-21) Video Still
Fly-Jesses-Fly (2022) Video Still
Zen 4.0 (2020-21) Video Still
Zen 4.0 (2020-21) Video Still
Das Heilige Leuchtbild, (The Holy Lightbox) (2019), Photo of Baby Pram with Light inside. Installed in a illuminated lightbox with electronics and a wooden frame. 63 x 63 x 3 cm
Das Heilige Leuchtbild, (The Holy Lightbox) (2019), Photo, lightbox, electronics, frame 63 x 63 x 3 cm
Zen 4.0 (2020-21), Modified lawn mowing robot with rake, Hay, + Video 60 x 70 x 64 cm (Pedestal 60 x 62 x 55 cm )
Zen 4.0 (2020-21), Modified lawn mowing robot with rake, Hay, + Video 60 x 70 x 64 cm (Pedestal 60 x 62 x 55 cm )
Video Still from Zen 4.0 (2020-21)
Installation image of the exhibition with videos and hand-made snowman-making tongs.
Installation image of the exhibition with videos and hand-made snowman making tongs.
Emaljunga (2022) (Front-View) All the parts from a dismantled Baby Pram, were re-engineered into a sculpture. Metal, wood, rubber, plastic, fabric 26 x 76 x 36 cm with Metal pedestal and inflatable pillow 96 x 65 x 49 cm
Emaljunga (2022) (Front-View) All the parts from a dismantled Baby Pram, were re-engineered into a sculpture. Metal, wood, rubber, plastic, fabric 26 x 76 x 36 cm with Metal pedestal and inflatable pillow 96 x 65 x 49 cm
Kinderwagen Nr. 1-3 (Baby Pram 1 - 3), (2022) Painted Paper cutouts of the outlines of all the parts of a dismantled Baby Pram. The Final pieces would be reassembled into the work "Emaljunga. Paper, Japanese Paper, and Glow-in-the-dark paint mounted into three wooden frames with glass. Each piece is 138 x 76 x 4.5 cm
Kinderwagen Nr. 1-3 (Baby Pram 1 - 3), (2022) Painted Paper cutouts of the outlines of all the parts of a dismantled Baby Pram. The Final pieces would be reassembled into the work "Emaljunga. Paper, Japanese Paper, and Glow-in-the-dark paint mounted into three wooden frames with glass. Each piece is 138 x 76 x 4.5 cm
Christian Ruschitzka, Lodging Cube before transformation (1998)
Christian Ruschitzka, Lodging Cube (1998) from the Verdichtung (compression) series, a bed, cabinet, desk, chair, wood, steel.  Collection Wien Museum
Christian Ruschitzka, Lodging Cube (1998) from the Verdichtung (compression) series, a bed, cabinet, desk, chair, wood, steel. Collection Wien Museum
Christian Ruschitzka L'Effet Papillon, Iceland (2021) Lightbox from film still 60 x 60 cm
Christian Ruschitzka, with hand-made snowman machine, after public snowman intervention in Vienna's Augarten (2010)
Christian Ruschitzka, Hayrake, transformations series (2008) Steel, wood, with air-pillow, and metal pedestal.
Christian Ruschitzka, Verformugen sculpture and pedestal
Christian Ruschitzka, film still from public intervention, Deep Freeze - Ice for a Glacier (2021) Whereby ice was frozen in a traditional Burgendland village ice house and then transported in hand-made wooden backpacks to the melting Ötztal glacier to replenish it.
Christian Ruschitzka, Brother (2009) Mechanical swimmer, X-ray of object from video