Matthias Göttfert (°1985, Gmunden, Austria) makes installations, drawings, sculptures and mixed media artworks. By focusing on techniques and materials, Göttfert creates work in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art can be found. The work is aloof and systematic and a cool and neutral imagery is used. His installations are saturated with obviousness, clichés and irony. They question the coerciveness that is derived from the more profound meaning and the superficial aesthetic appearance of an object. By parodying Belief systems by exaggerating certain formal aspects inherent to our contemporary society, he makes works that appear as typical by-products of western superabundance and marketing. His works are notable for their perfect finish and tactile nature. This is of great importance and bears witness to great craftsmanship. With a subtle minimalistic approach, he considers making art a craft which is executed using clear formal rules and which should always refer to social reality. His practice provides a useful set of allegorical tools for manoeuvring with a pseudo-minimalist approach in the world of installation art: these meticulously planned works resound and resonate the society arround them. Matthias Göttfert currently lives and works in Linz Austria.