Markus Proschek’s work that he developed during his stay in Bad Gastein refers to a sculpture by NS-artist Josef Thorak. The sculptor was considered as one of Adolf Hitler’s favorite artists and was regarded as an unscrupulous careerist. One of his sculptures is on the terrace of the old hydroelectric plant in Bad Gastein. In this interview with Markus Proschek, the artist talks about the works he created in the context of the Kunstresidenz 2012 artist-in-residence programme in Bad Gastein.
Markus Proschek was born in 1981 in Schwarzach im Pongau, Austria. He studied at the University of Applied Art in Vienna. Markus Proschek lives and works in Vienna.
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