“My work revolves around chaos and order”
The „milestones of automobility“ all congregate together under one roof at the ZeitHaus museum. In this, their home, they tell the story of the automobile’s 125 year-old history while chronicling the development of how what was once an exclusive product for the few became a necessity for many. The vehicles are surrounded by Kogler’s backdrop mural which runs throughout the entire exhibition space.
Kogler drew his inspiration from the surfaces of autobodies, using both the reflective visual aspect as well as the sculptural shape. This is neither mimetic nor illustrative. Instead for his “wall paintings” he uses digital image processing and, while bearing in mind the dimensions of the whole, he projects his vision onto the entire space.
Corners disappear in waves of grey
With the aid of the pixel organic forms have come to life on the walls of the ZeitHaus museum - washed up there like waves and completely in harmony with the room. They appear to stretch the space allowing the corners to flow. So as not to compete with the colour of the exhibits, Kogler chose shades of grey accented with flashes of silver. Large sculptures imitating the mural’s shapes and colours divide the space and underline the design’s surreal and graceful effect.
The interconnection between art and technology creates a permanent interplay in the perception of the forms. The sculptures are part of this: their organic contours play into the shapes of the milestone of automobility and as a result the vehicles themselves appear like sculptures. The design of the milestone exhibition allow the artistic layout and the way the automobiles are presented to be independent visual experiences.