Bonhams are to auction a Manfred Kielnhofer Interlux Chair

Bonhams are to auction a Manfred Kielnhofer Interlux Chair on 19 Oct 2011 in Knightsbridge, London.

Reminiscent of American minimalist artist Dan Flavin’s fluorescent light sculptures, this unique chair literally lights up the room. Manfred Kielnhofer plays with fluorescent light and transparent tubes that change colour creating an out of this world atmosphere. The chair is a composition of unique long neon lighting contained in transparent tubes placed horizontally; a surprise of what one can do with commercially available fluorescent light fixtures. Also available in environmentally friendly paper tubes.

Sponsored by: Plexiglas, Röhm, Evonik Industries, Interlux, ThyssenKrupp Plastics Austria

Manfred Kielnhofer was born in Haslach an der Mühl, Austria. He is self-taught and works with many different mediums; including, painting, film, photography, installation, performance and sculpture. His work usually concerns the human figure, and its different forms and movements, focusing mainly on the peculiarities of human nature. He uses the human form as a tool, either on a canvas or in a sculpture.

Manfred Kielnhofer’s website

Image: Lot No: 230 Manfred Kielnhofer Interlux Chair designed in 2002 etched, Evonik Industries Plexiglas plexiglass and neon light tubing Height: 86 cm. 33 7/8 in.
Estimate: £1,500 – 2,000, US$ 2,400 – 3,100, € 1,700 – 2,300

Manfred Kielnhofer

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer Mystique contemporary art sculpture Guardians of Time by the Austrian Manfred Kielnhofer observing and pretending the world. “The Guardians of Time” relates to the idea that since the beginning of time mankind has had protectors, both for historic and mystical reasons. It seems that only man himself is a potential source of danger for his own existence. In his works of art Manfred Kielnhofer deals with the natural human desire for security. Thus his oeuvre reflects genuine exploration, consideration and discussion of current as well as historic moods and sensibilities of his social environment. His works of art captivate with elaborate combinations of light and different technique.

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