born in Hall in Tyrol.
lives and works in Vienna and Tyrol.
In the large-size drawings of martina tscherni motives of fugacity are to be found. Organic-medical testimonials and the illustration of insects show a nature morte, which comes alive in its power to create and to annihilate and subsume in itself the ambivalence amongst live and death.Again and again the work of M.Tscherni includes portraits of young women, in her digital prints as well as in her paper drawings. Likewise the self-portrait is a key topic of her art-work.Again and again the artist shows up with her favorite item the stag-beetle. The beetle shows an ambivalent character, on the one hand it is terrifying, on the other hand a beast of high aesthetics, especially when I draw the beetle in the manner of a nature study. Furthermore the stagbeetle is the largest native beetle and has a long perennial development period, showing us his brightness only for a few weeks Vague intervals arise thru superposition, by the deliberately choosen glossy paper, which allows to slure the colors of the crayons, but also when abstraction overlays naturalism.Tschernis works oscillate between interior and exterior, posterlike frontal views and subtle graphic structures, reality and fiction; yet the artist only allows the observor to participate in a documentation, and withholds the view inside.…Read More