Matthias Göttfert (° 1985, Gmunden, Austria) creates site, occasion or theme-specific works of art with a keen analytical eye that have a minimalist expression, address social grievances, longings, dreams and impress with a mystical clarity. His artistic occupation is based on the belief systems of the surrounding society and involves the viewer directly with his or her basic feelings. When creating works Göttfert concentrates on the strategy of artistic production and its implementation and not on a single medium or a clearly defined artistic result. The work uses clear images, which are full of obviousness, clichés and irony. He works media-open and masters a wide variety of methods such as drawing, installation, performance, etc. His work is characterized by a perfect finish and a tactile nature. This is of great importance and shows excellent craftsmanship. With a subtle minimalist approach, he views art as a craft that is carried out according to clear formal rules and should always relate to social reality. His practice offers a number of useful allegorical tools for maneuvering with a pseudo-minimalist approach in the world of art. His carefully planned works sound and resonate with the society in which they are embedded. Matthias Göttfert currently lives and works in Linz, Austria.