A L F R Ξ D S T O L L
»Digital artist with an excellent background in related fields such as architecture, industrial design and interior design experimenting with New Media on a smartphone with the index finger in Metamodernism. I play with post-irony, sensuality, tenderness and the grotesque. In the process, I integrate artworks from other epochs and interact with art objects in classical, digital, Augmented- and Mixed-Reality formats. I am convinced that people can experience maximum aesthetic pleasure through immersion in the atmosphere and participatory communication with the art object. Aesthetics and beauty are a responsibility I want to carry for our society. Besides art, I am also passionate about architecture, fashion and dancing. I see every challenge as an excellent opportunity for my own development. My gender pronouns are he/she/they.« - Alfred Stoll
Alfred Stoll was born on 17 July 1993 to a family of ethnic Germans in Kazakhstan. Soon after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, his family moved to Russia, first to Siberia and then to the South of Russia, to a small town in the Caspian lowland. There he went to school and got his first art education. His degree he/they got a bachelor of Architecture at the State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. After finishing his studies he moved to St. Petersburg. A year later, his family and he decided to move to Germany through a program supporting repatriates. Since 2017 he has been living in Bavaria and creating his art. Alfred Stoll is an artist's name that Aleksej Gluhov chose shortly before moving to Germany.
In August 2021, his first solo exhibition "Red point" took place at the Rote Galerie, which lasted 40 days and was reported in the Nürnberger Zeitung and Curt Magazin. In the summer of 2021, he gave an interview for Al-Tiba9, a Spanish-Algerian art magazine, about his art and how he sees and feels about the world. This biography and artist-statement by Alfred Stoll was published in Collectors' Art Book by Al-Tiba9. In the spring of 2022 Alfred Stoll released his first artworks as NFTs on Open Sea and presented them in two virtual exhibitions in the metaverse Spatial, namely MOSAIC and Russian Decadence. In addition, from mid-April to the end of May there was an AR-exhibition Quick Response with Augmented Reality effects at Neighbourhood Management Nuremberg in the Old Town. In June 2022 he took part in a group exhibition at the Ost Anders Festival in Kulturewerkstatt auf AEG.
From 14.09.22 to 28.10.22, the Haus des Deutschen Ostens in Munich presented the solo exhibition "Metamodern Grotesk. Digital Art by Alfred Stoll". The exhibition is informally divided into three different formats of interaction with art objects, both in classical format and with augmented and mixed reality effects, as well as in digital format. The exhibition has been announced in the newspapers Süddeutsche Zeitung and Siebenbürgische Zeitung, on Museumsportal Bayern as well as on M ART Ausstellungsanzeiger. The exhibition was also part of Munich's Long Night of Museums.
In October 2022 he was part of the shift/walls art programme: open atelier and exhibition space project from Künstlerhaus in the Kunsthaus for 17 days. During the project Alfred Stoll continued his experiments with the digital space and its integration into the real space as well as working on atmospheric and participatory elements as the basis for a dialogue between art and the viewer. Also from December 2022 to January 2023, part of the Metamoder Grotesk exhibition was on display at the artist's house.
In the art community and his works, Alfred Stoll is interested in topics such as:
• The influence of digital approaches and techniques on contemporary art and on the artist
• Determining the artistic value and importance of digital art today
• Defining the artist's role in the creation of art in the future
• Contemporary art in the Metamodern age
Alfred Stoll's global goals:
• Popularisation of digital art and its possibilities among the public and the art community
• Studying the influence of Metamodernism on contemporary art
In his works, Alfred Stoll doesn’t use the digital environment as analog instruments, such as a brush and a canvas. The process of creation lies in a combination of techniques: Invert colors, double exposure, distortion, multiple overlay, stylization, motion, video collage, Augmented reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR), 3D modelling, AI / generative art as well as digital drawing and painting, which differs greatly to the usual artistic techniques, not having basic methodology of use and implementation, they require a different approach and often resemble an alchemical experiment. His digital laboratory fits into his smartphone and laptop, always with him, easy to use and doesn't require anything from him besides his interest in digital experimentation.
»Metamodernism is my field of work. I play with post-irony, sensuality, tenderness and the grotesque. In the process, I integrate artworks from other eras into my collages and digital paintings. I focus on aesthetic processes of the present and precisely observe the emergence of new phenomena in culture and society. I am concerned with visualising my authenticity and my visions in the current aesthetic context. I want to respectfully rethink the cultural background of today's world and traditional images of reality, and in this way change the social game rules.« - Alfred Stoll.
Exhibition "Metamodern Grotesk" | 10/12/2022 - 15/01/2023
Künstlerhaus in the KunstKulturQuartier, Nuremberg
Project shift/walls 2022 | 14/10/2022 – 30/10/2022
Künstlerhaus im KunstKulturQuartier, Nuremberg
Die Lange Nacht der Münchner Museen | 15/10/22
Exhibition "Metamodern Grotesk | 13/09/2022 - 28/10/2022
Haus des Deutschen Ostens, Munich
Group exhibition | 1/05/2022 -5/05/2022
Ost Anders Festival, Kulturwerkstatt auf AEG, Nuremberg
Virtual exhibition "Russian decadence" | from 7/05/2022
Spatial, Metaverse Spaces
Exhibition "Quick Response" | 15/04/2022 -30/05/2022
Quartiersmanagement Altstadt, Nuremberg
Virtual exhibition "Mosaic" | from 15/04/2022
Spatial, Metaverse Spaces
Exhibition "Red Point" | 01/08/2021 - 10/09/2021
Rote Galerie, Nuremberg