the artist

andreas buisman

1964 born in tyrol/austria, is autodidact
grew up on his father’s numerous construction sites
1982 matura in vienna
1982-1993 worked worldwide as a fully certified ski instructor and coach.
during this period restauration of an old farmhouse in the waldviertel/austria in the summer months. since 1990 the estate has developed into an open air studio and sculpture garden.
applied works from various materials for numerous private residences are being realized,
complimented by exhibitions of early sculptures. materials range from granite, steel and glass to acrylic glass and concrete.

around 2000 weathered granite boulders became the main source of inspiration, however in
australia basalt started playing an important role in his work.
in the past decade photography has developed into an independent part of the artist´s activities.
since 1998 member of the austrian association of visual artists
since 2007 member of the >wiener kuenstlerhaus<

recent solo exhibitions (excerpt)

2016 >visitors and hosts< seepark, st.gilgen, austria

2015 >boulders < wir sind wien festival, vienna
2014 >little basalts go shopping< galerie fusskönig, vienna
2013 >dots and lines< walcha gallery of art, walcha, nsw, australia
2013 >the twelve apostles< adelong alive museum, adelong, nsw
2012 >the twelve apostles< fotogalerie feuerbachl, neunkirchen, austria
2012 >artist in residence< thredbo valley distillery, nsw, australia
2011 >works< galerie am park, vienna
2010 >the twelve apostles< walcha gallery of art, walcha, nsw, australia
2009 >the twelve apostles< kunststation kollmitzberg, austria
2009 >visitors and hosts< donauarte, am hoessgang, austria
2008 >the twelve apostles< thredbo valley distillery, nsw, australia
2007 >the twelve apostles< art4room, vienna
2005 >lightobjects @ goetti und niederer optik< luzern, switzerland
2004 >signs< thredbo valley distillery, nsw, australia
2003 >signs< luisenthal, thueringen, germany
2002 >genetic code< galerie am park, vienna

2002 >signs< seepark, st.gilgen, austria



recent selected group exhibitions (excerpt)
2019 >sculptures in the garden< mudgee, nsw, australia

2019 >2D & 3D< galerie am park, 1060 vienna

2018 >art in the vines< hanging rock vineyard, macedon ranges, vic, australia

2018 >länge x breite x höhe< kunsthaus laa, laa an der thaya, austria

2016 >montalto sculpture prize< red hill, vic, australia

2016 >wollongong bicentennial acquisitiv sculpture award, wollongong, nsw, australia, 12.-28 march

2015 >yering station sculpture exhibition< yarra glen, vic, australia

2015 >deakin university small sculpture award< melbourne, vic, australia

2015 >toorak sculpture show< melbourne, vic, australia
2015 >montalto sculpture prize< red hill, vic, australia
2015 >first show< sagra, malvern, vic, australia
2014 >yering station sculpture exhibition< yarra glen, vic, australia
2014 >toorak sculpture show< melbourne, vic, australia
2013 >emotions in 3 materials< galerie am park, vienna
2012 >little basalts< conny dietzschold gallery, sydney, australia
2012 >hoehlenperlen< haus der kunst, baden, austria
2012 >erster skulpturen sommer< ulm, germany
2010 >artscape biennial< byron bay, nsw, australia
2010 >kunst in der landschaft< gut gasteil, prigglitz, austria
2009 >christmas-show< walcha gallery of art, walcha, nsw, australia
2008 >sculpture by the lake< jindabyne, nsw, australia
2008 >sculpture on the edge< bermagui, nsw, australia
2007 >signs< state-of-the-arts gallery, hong kong
2007 >contempora2< docklands, melbourne, vic, australia
2006 >casuarina sculpture walk< new tweed coast, nsw, australia
2005 >swell< the gold coast sculpture show, currumbin, qld, australia
2005 >toorak sculpture show< melbourne, vic, australia
2004 >sculpture by the sea< sydney, nsw, australia
2002 >forum alpinum< alpbach, tyrol, austria
2001 >world stunt awards< santa monica, california, usa

works in public spaces as well as public and private collections

it is andreas imagination and enthusiasm that allows him to create from a gnarled rock a wonderful sculpture that becomes a remarkable piece of art …....he is a gifted man!

gabi hollows
sydney, australia

if you ever see an austrian with a hammer and chisel……it is andreas. Usually a large number of rocks are following as the rocks find andreas not andreas  the rocks. the sculptural beautification is something the rocks seek; like a face lift or a quick cut and polish.

brad spalding, artist and distiller

thredbo valley distillery, australia

andreas buisman ist nicht nur ein geographisch reisender, sondern vor allem ein reisender in sachen material. er ist unendlich lange unterwegs, um den richtigen stein zu finden: das bedeutet einerseits, dass er eine idee, ein konzept verwirklichen will, andererseits bedeutet das auch die immerwährende aufmerksamkeit eines künstlers, der sich in steine verliebt hat, für das, was in seinem material steckt. seine kunst ist die kunst des steine verstehens und interpretierens. sein handwerkliches können ermöglicht ihm, dieses wissen, das er im dialog mit den steinen gewinnt, für den betrachter sichtbar zu machen. dieser künstlerische ansatz stellt seine arbeiten zwischen objekte und steinskulpturen. er handhabt sein material wie ein objektkünstler.
elisabeth weissensteiner, artist
melbourne – vienna

there is something beautiful and mysterious about the stone sculptures of andreas buisman, it's often hard to see where the artist hand has intervened and what is nature's creation. it is this subtlety coupled with an elegant organic quality and the powerful materiality of stone that draws us to his artworks, imploring the viewer to run their finger down the ripples of the sculpture and stroke the highly polished surfaces.

rebecca townsend, art consultant
byron bay, australia

andreas is a keen observer of natural systems and has a passion for expressing the wonder of earth’s underlying structures;

mora main,
sydney australia

das herz des steines pocht uns still entgegen. durch blick und griff beseelt, schicht um schicht preisgegeben. des kernes wandelnde gestalt erkannt, verschönend nicht, bescheiden, frei von anmaß. der stein bleibt stein, lässt sein geheimnis ahnen.

rosa roedelius & leo hemetsberger, artist / philosopher
baden, austria

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