Born in 1974 in Munich, Germany
Lives and works in Munich, Germany
Martin Wöhrl’s wide-ranging practice routinely incorporates reinterpreted motifs and strategies drawn from the history of art, architecture, and design and is characterized by an elliptical skirting of the borders between form and function. He uses found objects and scraps or materials sourced from budget DIY and hardware stores to craft minimalist sculpture that owes much of its identity to the original components. Strategies of juxtaposition and mimicry inject humor into his work, poking fun at cultural norms and traditional signifiers of value. Both master craftsman and utter hack, Wöhrl marries a strong aesthetic sensibility with a canny knowledge of his medium to toe the line between form and function.