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 where he presented digital and Augmented Reality Art in a new movement of Metamodernism focusing on the atmosphere of artworks as a unique language for communication to discover the truth.
From 14.09.22 to 28.10.22 a solo exhibition "Metamodern Grotesk" will take place at the Haus des Deutschen Ostens in Munich. Alfred Stoll is pleased to present his digital art collection on the theme of a retrospective of the grotesque in different cultural periods with a contemporary, sometimes ironic look at the weird forms and figures of western culture. Metamodern Grotesk describes a new visual style in art and design that has become increasingly popular in recent years and differs not only visually from other styles, but also through new digital design possibilities that Alfred Stoll wants to bring to the public as a metamodernist and digital art populist. The exhibition is informally divided into three different formats of interaction with the art objects, both in classical format and with Augmented and Mixed Reality effects, as well as in digital format. The exhibition was announced in the Süddeutsche Zeitung and Siebenbürgische Zeitung, on the Museumsportal Bayern as well as in the M ART Ausstellungsanzeiger and other event portals. The exhibition is also part of the Long Night of Munich Museums.
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 digital art in the future
• Metamodernism in art
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.
The main art movement Alfred Stoll creates in is Metamodernism / Metamodern art. The idea of new sincerity, tenderness, sensuality, artistic freedom and post irony doesn't only resonate with him but gives him inspiration. His artworks are a condensation of his personal experience and a compilation of the global stream of information reimagining of meta-narratives due to mental oscillation between two chosen polarities, as well as the search of his own and social boundaries.
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