Herwig Scherabon is an award-winning visual artist, who is currently based in Berlin. He creates immersive audio-visual installations that explore themes of object oriented ontology, post-humanism, nature, ecology, and technology, as well as the agency and sentience of non-human beings. His art invites viewers to consider their place in the world and the role that technology plays in shaping our experiences.
Herwig’s background in graphic design and architecture has influenced his art in significant ways. His interest in the abstract interpretation of space, places, and objects, as well as his use of cartographic data and 3D scans as raw material, adds a unique layer to his work. By questioning ideas of reality and evidence and blurring the lines between the virtual and the real, Herwig’s art invites viewers to consider the ontological complexities of digital and physical realities.
In his work he often blurs the lines between the organic and the digital, inviting us to reconsider our relationship with the world around us. Utilizing a range of media, including digital art, CGI, and mixed reality, Herwig creates thought-provoking and otherworldly environments that challenge our preconceived notions about the world. Having grown up in the Austrian Alps, he has a long lasting relationship with landscapes and nature and is interested in the sublime qualities of large scale phenomena. This often manifests in his work through the use of meditative and immersive concepts.
Herwig Scherabon's art encourages viewers to consider the experiences and perspectives of beings other than ourselves. This can be a powerful way to challenge our own assumptions and biases, and to open ourselves up to new ways of thinking about the world. By inviting viewers to reconsider their place in the world in relation to non-human beings, Herwig’s art invites us to reflect on our own place in the larger ecosystem and to consider the impact that our actions have on the world around us. This kind of introspection and self-reflection can be transformative and can help us to better understand our place in the world and our relationship to other beings.
Recently Herwig has had exhibitions in Berlin, Paris, New York City and Seoul. If you are interested to collaborate do not hesitate to get in touch.