Artworks by Werner Hammerstingl some of my artworks since the 70's

Sculptures
Heart
Heart
Memories of a migrant
Memories of a migrant

Material: Wood, Beer-glass, Hair (human) Lead and Lard

The difference between Art and Craft
The difference between Art and Craft

Art school is all about timing. The year I finished I remember that the debate of Art vs. Craft was still heated and divisive. I think mainly because Craftspeople thought they were getting a crummy deal. Artists were swooning around being important and “informed” whereas the “Crafties” were dismissed as “decorative or functional”. I remember [...]

Siege
Siege

  “Siege” was an installation for the 200 Gertrude Street studio artists Christmas Show. I tried to demonstrate how many artists and art institutions took on a siege mentality. Materials used in the work included 188 cans, a .22 caliber rifle, telephone and learned text about Foucault…      

This is not a pipe either..
This is not a pipe either..
Immaculate reception
Immaculate reception
The Kiss (Homage to Berlin)
The Kiss (Homage to Berlin)
Billy meets Sushi (an imaginary love story …)
Billy meets Sushi (an imaginary love story ...)

This piece is a reflection about the complications of interracial and intercultural love. Materials include Corrugated metal, Rice, Sushi on plate, used Billy.

Death of the accountant
Death of the accountant
Maximum security and the death of poets..
Maximum security and the death of poets..
Poverty
Poverty

A latent memory from childhood days is that one of the symbols of individual affluence was the ability to order “Escargots à la bourguignonne”.

Readymades assisted …
Readymades assisted ...

Shaving the “Star of David” into the fur coat and exhibiting it with the title “Survival” created many layers of meaning and interpretation.

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