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Manfred Kielnhofer - guardian art sculpture

About Manfred Kielnhofer

“Guardians of Time” relates to the idea that since the beginning of time mankind has had protectors, both for historic and mystical reasons. It seems that only man himself is a potential source of danger for his own existence. In his works of art Manfred Kielnhofer deals with the natural human desire for security. Thus his oeuvre reflects genuine exploration, consideration and discussion of current as well as historic moods and sensibilities of his social environment. His works of art captivate with elaborate combinations of light and different technique.

Manfred Kielnhofer was born in Haslach an der Mühl, Austria. He is self-taught and works with many different mediums; including, painting, film, photography, installation, performance and sculpture. His work usually concerns the human figure, and its different forms and movements, focusing mainly on the peculiarities of human nature. He uses the human form as a tool, either on a canvas or in a sculpture.
Sculptor Manfred Kielnhofer sculptor, designer, photographer, painter, ...
Manfred Kielnhofer - Artpark Linz

Exhibition History of Manfred Kielnhofer

The GUARDIANS OF TIME on Worldtournee

- Public Art Kassel, Documenta Occupy 2012
- Festival of Light Berlin 2011-2017
- Public Art Basel Swiss, scope fair 2015
- Artprize Grand Rapids 2015, 2016
- Art Biennial Venice European Cultural Center 2015, 2017

Manfred Kielnhofer - guardian art sculpture

Biography / CV of Manfred Kielnhofer

Hooded Aliens from Another Dimension Control Your Every Move

1000 years ago, guardians of time were a part of every advanced civilization. These hooded visitors from another realm were deemed responsible for myriad disappearances, damnations, and behavioral changes in entire groups of people. Scientists and students of the paranormal alike studied them in great depth, but found out nothing. Over time, interest died out, as did credibility, and people stopped thinking about them. At least so the story goes...
Today, Austrian artist Manfred Kielhnhofer forces us to rethink the existence of these real-life grim reapers with his surreal depictions of them. Were they the first aliens to ever land on earth? Messengers sent back in history from the present to teach the ancient man how to create the future?
Whatever they are, the images of them are stunning. Images by Manfred Kielnhofer.

Manfred Kielnhofer - Artprize Grand Rapids USA

Artist Statement of Manfred Kielnhofer

The focus of my art is the peculiarities of the human nature. As an artist, the natural form and movement of the human body poses me a great deal of challange. The different perspectives and points of view is what I aim to capture and display in my work and foresee it my personal touch.
My latest works have been in the abstract form which I meen to display with a collage of coulours whereby I obtain a certain distance to the object.
Each and every one of my paintings is individual in character and presentation.


Wood Trentino I, Stone Carrara I, Crumau CK, painting New York,

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Manfred Kielnhofer

Long before the age of man they walked our planet:


In the ages of the ancient advanced civilizations the presence of the Guardians of Time was recognized with respect, reverence and humility. Over the millennia a new mystery was formed and only a few chosen ones, like high priests, spiritual masters and shamans were granted to study it. They were the ones that got a deeper insight in the secret of THE TIME GUARDIANS. The beings were referred to as visitors from other systems, protectors or destroyers and even gods.

Until today the true task and their continuous working in our world cannot be explained completely. An almost impenetrable veil lies over the reason and the working of their presence and the secret of their worldwide and unexpected appearance. Historians and experts in new fields of science assume that the emerging of the Time Guardians is connected to warnings and control visits, respectively corrective actions. According to ancient scriptures it is "the time travelers" that find out the GOOD - BAD status of our actions and the recent condition of our planet to correct and restore it. What actions there are that protect the collective harmony is mostly still in the field of speculation; moreover that knowledge is beyond our understanding and human perception.

To tell the exact appearance of the beings in space and time is hardly possible. And so far there is no reliable and working method to withdraw from the power and the non-worldly access of the GUARDIANS. Just like system operators they examine and watch over the individual as well as tendencies in social development and the global situation. Eyewitness accounts from various ages in history report of disappearances of people and radical changes in behavioural patterns of individuals. Like that especially people of great influence to society, like leaders of tribes or countries, triggered crucial global changes. The phenomenon was studied by the leading historians, sociologists, scientists of outer limits of knowledge and (para-) psychologists of all times but they found hardly any satisfying results. One general accepted theory is that our own motivation and the human actions themselves are the trigger for the working of the GUARDIANS. Through time they enter our world and always remain present to take record of our actions. Nobody can withdraw from their universal and objective valuations and guidance.

The Guardians of Time. A report by Ron Morisson. Sound installations and texts by Thomas Nordwest. Sculptures by Manfred Kielnhofer.

Reviews of work by Manfred Kielnhofer

TimeGuards /SpiritGuards / Trent Gilliss, Online Editor

Figurative sculpture installations take on new meaning within the context of location. Art of the highest human form. Manfred Kielnhofer`s sculptures accomplish this task. The transitory nature of the work remind me of Antony Gormley`s public sculptures, especially his "Another Place" series of a 200 craggy, metal figures on the ocean beach.
But, the Austrian artist`s work conjure up a more ethereal, mystical quality. They`re shrouded in mystery calling out their ancestors and their progeny. When the viewer looks from particular angles, they become diaphanous, almost soulless - like the ring-wraiths, the Nazgul, from The Lord of the Rings or even a rougher-hewn predecessor in Prague.
Even the introductory paragraph of the Austrian artist`s site reads like the opening to an ancient future, calling on the Druids of Stonehenge and the crusaders of Everquest or the worlds of Myst:
In the ages of the ancient advanced civilizations the presence of the Guardians of Time was recognized with respect, reverence and humility. Over the millennia a new mystery was formed and only a few chosen ones, like high priests, spiritual masters and shamans were granted to study it. They were the ones that got a deeper insight in the secret of THE TIME GUARDIANS. The beings were referred to as visitors from other systems, protectors or destroyers and even gods.

Public Works of Manfred Kielnhofer

Vienna, Fulda, Basel, Miami, Istanbul, London,...

Qualifications / Education of Manfred Kielnhofer

HTL Linz

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Manfred Kielnhofer (Art)

Galleries in Austria:

Kunsthandel Freller, Linz,
Thiele Fein Art, Linz,
Citygalerie, Linz,
Wandgemälde Hafen Linz,
Mobile Galerie, Hörsching,
Artpark contemporary art design, Linz, Möbel Leitner 1.floor,
Schloss Steyregg bei Linz,

Galerie Kunst und Handel, Graz, Wien,
Galerie Seywald, Salzburg,

Galerie Galerie Bachlechner Wien,
Phantasten Museum Wien,
Kunstraum in den Ringstrassen Galerien, Wien,
Designkooperative, stilwerk wien, design tower, duekouba
Galerie Szaal, Wien,
Werkstatt Kollerschlag,
Galleries in Germany:

Galerie Liebau, Burghaun Fulda,
Kunsthalle Schloss Seefeld am Ammersee,
Kunst, Auktionen&Moderne Galerie, Tegernsee,
Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin,
Fotoladen Mitte, Berlin, Friedrichsstrasse 125
World of Lights, Unna,
Art Foundry Strassacker, large-scale sculpture,,

Galleries in Europe, Italia, Spain, Great Britain:

Personal Structures, Venice,
The Italian Sea Group, Marina di Carrara,
Berengo Glass Studio, Murano, Venezia,
Let there be light, Ibiza,
Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, GB,
Geist Galleries, London,

Galleries in USA:
Avant Gallery, Miami,

Teaching Experience

Manager of the gallery Artpark Linz Austria,

Influences / Inspiration of Manfred Kielnhofer

antique human sculptures

Price Range of Work

Manfred Kielnhofer's work has a price range from £6,667 to £8,333
up to 200 Pfund for small plastic works

Mediums utilised

Manfred Kielnhofer's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Manfred Kielnhofer's work is found in the following categories on site:
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (3)
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures (3)
Human Figurative Sculptures (2)
Grotesque Sculptures / Statues / figurines to order Commission Custom Bespoke Sculptures
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines
Drapery Sculpture Statue Statuettes Carvings

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