Front view
Inv. No.S-2430
ArtistAngelika Krinzingerborn 1969 in Austria

"Learning To Fly #2"


direct photography, c-print (analogue)

Dimensions83 x 63 cm
Edition1/1 (+ a.p.)

Angelika Krinzinger has realised her dream of flying. Her take-off, as in many of her works, was preceded by an unusual search for clues. For her new series Learning to fly, she took a closer look at the wings of five insects. An optical, but also spiritual magnifying glass. A magnifying glass that follows the artist's suspicions.
"Without prescience there are no traces. And prescience is the impulses to lift the spirit’s wings," wrote the icon of Romanticism Bettina von Arnim. Angelika Krinzinger's mind creates 150 years later a very special picture-stage by once again letting the wings of her small flock of insects take off through analogue direct photography and land on large-format paper. One might want to strap them on, open the window and buzz away, preferably with Tom Petty's Learning to Fly in ones ear.
It doesn’t matter whether it's the wings of a bee or a dragonfly, the wing-“Stell-dich-ein” combines fragile yet also strong constructions that humans like to call wonders of nature. Or to put it another way: as small, annoying and insignificant a fly might be, up there, circling above our heads, it shows itself to be superior to us by a dream of humankind.
Nature doesn't care about this. Angelika Krinzinger and her art do, once again she creates worlds of images and aesthetics that leave us wondering and puzzling. Unique geometric shapes, lines that make us think of veins or the skeletons of leaves, branching grids, structures that seem to be random but are not. The viewer could also think of galaxies. If he wants to, as the freedom of interpretation are wings given by art. This also includes the idea that Krinzinger's new series of photographs let the deceased insects take off once more and continue to hum silently and beautifully in their own way.
Nature doesn't care about that either. Angelika Krinzinger does. She has taken off with her new works and made her dream of flying come true. She also gives her wings to the viewer. He may watch her fly without having to leave the ground. The mind takes care of that, provided it has a prescience.
(Michael Hausenblas, 2021)

S-2430, "Learning To Fly #2"
Angelika Krinzinger, "Learning To Fly #2", 2021
S-2430, Front view
© Angelika Krinzinger
S-2430, Exhibition view, Galerie Krinzinger, Kabinett, Vienna: Angelika Krinzinger,
Angelika Krinzinger, "Learning To Fly #2", 2021
S-2430, Exhibition view, Galerie Krinzinger, Kabinett, Vienna: Angelika Krinzinger, "Learning to fly", 12.3.–29.5.2021