Art Brokerage: Manfred Kielnhofer Austrian Artist: b. 1967. Manfred Kielnhofer attended the Technical College in Linz where he took his final exam in 1995. Since 2000 he has lived as an artist in Linz. In 2005 he launched Gallery Artpark in Linz, and one year later he launched Gallery Fotopark. Kielnhofer has had his art in public places like ancient castlers, old mines, main squares or in parks. He received in 2005 the Stipend of the county of Upper Austria, of the Studio in the Egon Schiele Art Center Krumlov CZ. Kielnhofer's most famous work is, "Guardians of Time“. Drawing on religious and supernatural phenomena, the Guardians of Time are stone statues that are cloaked in hooded robes and situated to seem like they are moving forth in some kind of ritual. In some cases the figures stand alone; in other instances, they are grouped together as if whispering to each other. Kielnhofer places his statues in public places like ancient castles, old mines, plazas, and parks. They are installed and moved without fanfare, heightening the eerie, mystic aura they give off. The first of these mysterious figures was created in 2006. Since then, Kielnhofer continues to create and install these statues all over the world. In 2012, the artist created the first of a new series of miniature guardians out of plastic. In 2009, Kielnhofer developed a new sort of 'act photographs', which involves the construction of a waterplate in his studio, where he can take photos of models sitting or lying down, likely on a mirror. In 2010 he developed the concept of the Light Art Biennale Austria 2010 with Martina Schettina. The Interlux-Chair, Kielnhofers artwork shown at the biennial, was registered in the design-database of the MAK, the Museum for Applied Arts in Vienna. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.