Stefan Fahrnländer

While Stefan Fahrländers' work repeatedly revolves around and questions themes of homeland, displacement and climatic changes, the choice of means is intermediality between traditional craft arts and digital techniques of the work process. Beginning in classical artistic techniques and working with digital media for many years, e.g. drawing with charcoal on paper and switching to the digital tablet and its "charcoal on paper", this is coupling and rupture in one for him and opens up new multifaceted possibilities. New questions arise from this. What is original, what is reproduction? Are such classifications contemporary, provable, relevant in the confrontation and use of digital media?

The extensive tableau "Heimsuchung" ("Visitation") created for Schloss Biesdorf, consisting of drawings of different sizes on the one hand and a sculpture accompanied by drawings, which deal with position marks in the shoreless, contains current questions about flight and displacement, climate change and the rise in sea levels.

STEFAN FAHRNLÄNDER was born in Dresden in 1959. After an apprenticeship at the Rothensee steel foundry, he worked in the GDR peace movement until 1988 - followed by expatriation and relocation to West Berlin. From 1992-97 he studied at the Dresden University of Fine Arts and graduated as a master student under Ralf Kerbach. After the Worpswede work scholarship, 1994, the design of the "Modellhut" restaurant, Berlin, 1995, Siemens promotes young art, Munich; the Saxon state scholarship, 1996, and the design of various Berlin locations, the comprehensive design of the "Stadtpfeiffer" restaurant in the Leipzig Gewandhaus follows in 2001. This was followed in 2002 by the KUBO Art Prize for Photography, Bremen, and in 2004 by a mural for Berlin-Hellersdorf. After receiving a scholarship from the Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, 2007 start of the Seezeichen project / themes on environment and homeland. 2012 exhibition at the Federal Environment Agency/Dessau, 2008-18 teaching position for 3D visualisation and free painting at the European Academy of Art Trier. In 2010-17 he received funding from the Free State of Thuringia, Sparkasse Mittelthüringen, Th.-Leitfeld-Stiftung Ahlen, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, among others. 2018/19 guest of the Villa Romana, Florence. 2020 Project funding from the Kulturwerk Foundation of VG Bild-Kunst. Since 2020 member of the Deutscher Künstlerbund. Stefan Fahrnländer lives and works in Berlin.

His works can be found in private and public collections such as Allianz AG Berlin/ Munich, AXA AG/Cologne, Commerzbank AG/Frankfurt/Main, Deutsche Telekom AG/Bonn, Hypovereinsbank AG/Munich, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg LBBW/Stuttgart, Siemens AG/Munich, Collection of the Landesbank Berlin, Collection Frenzel/Pulsnitz.