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Manuel Murel


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"Life is an eternal experience. Thus, I always love to try and perform new
methods, as a person and as an artist. I see art as my laboratory.
With my artworks I wish to create a free space for individual
interpretation. My objective is to stimulate people under a given topic; to
shake them up and made them escape from their daily routine.
Therefore, I prefer to paint in public spaces, where the interaction with the
observer has the greatest impact.
I use a multitude of techniques and materials: Spray cans, Acrylic paint,
Markers, Stencil technique, Video art, Styrofoam Relief paintings and
sculptures as well as luminous objects out of wood and glass.
For more than six years I have been experimenting with the light painting
technique: A unique form of painting, in which I use a flashlight to create
a chemical reaction on special coated canvas. The green-yellow glowing
reaction is visible for around 2-7 minutes, depending on how dark the
space is. With this technique it is possible to create a truly living painting.
It is thereby interesting to create an interactive experience with the
audience. I create storylines, which are then illustrated and brought to life
with this medium. As part of this performance I joggle with luminous
objects, which in the dark seem to fly through the space.
I was born at the capital of Austria, Vienna, where I spent my postnatal
years. At the age of nine, I was uprooted to France to my mother’s
hometown spending ten years in the suburbs of Metz, whilst commuting
back and forth to Vienna, where my father still lived.
With sixteen, I had my first impulse on Graffiti writing. I was not spraying
to tag my name everywhere. I rather had a goal to become an artist.
Due to frequent travels and admiration for different cultures, I have been
able to experience a variety of styles while maintaining my personal point
of view.
Nowadays I live and study in Vienna; a contemporary city full of urban and classic flavor in architecture, art and music, as a living monument of a mixed culture, in which most of my projects are currently taking place."
Manuel Murel 

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2006 Group exhibition in the Museumsquartier „Die lesbare Stadt“, Vienna
2007 Exhibition “Exfreedom” with the artist Questionmark in the Spot, Vienna
2008 Group exhibition “Addictive” Sioseh #32, Viennaı
2008 Group exhibition Inoperable in Nü York, New YorkıSince
2010 Performance-art with light painting on Events and on the
streets And creating other projects under the name Manuel Murelı
2011 Group exhibition “Chillajam Festival” in the Loft, Vienna
ı2012 Solo exhibition “Brainwash” in Cafe Xeno, Vienna
2012 Solo exhibition “Bright future” in the Project roomTöchter der Kunst, Vienna
2012 Exhibition “Gehirnwäsche” im Cafe Xeno, Vienna
2012 Exbhibition “Helle Zukunft” in der Kunstprojektwerkstatt, Vienna
2012 Lichtpainting Performance bei: Licht für die Welt Gala im Völkerkundemuseum, Vienna
2012 Graffiti Show30 years jubilee Wirtschafts-Agentur Vienna
2012 Graffiti Show für Nespresso
2013 Exhibition „Trojaner? It could be you“ mit einer Performance von Ulli Klepalski und Manuel Murel, im FROFF, Vienna
2013 Light Painting Performance mit dem Pianist Stefan Seelenwald für
OFID, OPEC Fund for International Development in der Hofburg, Vienna
2013 Facade Museum der Photographie in Fischamend
ı2013 Participation m Linzer Pflasterspektake
2014 Light Performance bei Tanz durch den Tag mit Sali sfaction und A. Ander
2014 Works for Red Bull, Suzuki und Skoda
2014 Exhibition „Friss oder Stirb“ Allergikercafe, Vienna
2015 Graffiti Show Webad Preis 2015 in der Gasometerhalle, Vienna
2016 Exhibition in der Urban space Gallery, Vienna

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Manuel Murel, `The devided land´, 2016, spray can & dispersion on wall, 10 x 4 m
Manuel Murel, `Big Frog´, 2011, spray can & dispersion on wall, 11 x 6 m
 
 
Manuel Murel, Pink Glasses, 2015, objectframe with styrodur, pink film and paper, 60 x 50 cm
Manuel Murel, `Colourful death´, 2015, digital work
 
 
Manuel Murel, `Spiky Love´, 2009, Installation with barbwire
Manuel Murel, `Donau canal cocktail´, spray can and dispersion on wall, 1,5 x 1,5 m

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