Wolfgang Herbst

Biography

Born in Vienna in 1964.

Living and working in Vienna and Lower Austria.

1978 – 1983

Technical college (HTL) Mödling, Austria, Industrial Engineering

1989 – 1993

University of Vienna, Journalism, Communications Studies and Theatre Studies (not completed)

1991 – 1995

Member of the “Full-House-Theater” company, St. Pölten, Lower Austria, directed by Walter Skotton and Liane Wagner

Director’s assistant, sound and light technician

1993 –

Experimental works utilising digital media, including film, photography, 2D/3D computer animation and sound in the private sphere

Various contracts for computer graphics and digital image processing with several publishers and advertising agencies

2014 –

Artistic activities and related public events and exhibits

Austrian artist Wolfgang Herbst has been working in digital design since the early 1990s, exploring the avenues this technology has to offer. He uses a spectrum of media that ranges from graphic art and photography to video, animation and sound, including also programming and database design.

At the focus is the quest to explore our constructions of reality, seeking to question our perceptions and to deconstruct lines of reasoning, actions and opinions apparently rooted in common sense. This gives way to a space for untethered imagination and creative thought experiments, along with fresh – oftentimes seemingly improbable –perspectives and concepts of being.