Maresa Gerlach

17.32″x13.39″; canvas, paint, paper, cardboard; 2020

Maresa Gerlach
Vienna, Austria


In my artistic process, I uphold a commitment to analog techniques, deliberately forgoing digital tools. This choice allows me to connect deeply with my materials, feeling their weight, texture, and history beneath my hands. The result is an unrepeatable collage, a physical embodiment of time and thought.

My art draws from everyday life humanity, religion, and a fervent love for science fiction. I strive to convey these complex themes in each piece, prompting viewers to ponder their relationships with time and their place in the cosmos. Through my dedication to preservation and innovation, I challenge the boundaries of the past and future, crafting narratives that speak to the intricate weave of our existence.


Maresa is a young collage artist currently studying at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Vienna in the Conservation and Restoration of Objects program, with a focus on wood and historic musical instruments. In addition to her passion for preserving and restoring historical pieces, she also delves into the world of furniture design.

Maresa’s unique approach to her art is rooted in her love for working with different materials, and her preference for using only analog techniques–no digital tools for her. This allows her to fully immerse herself in the creative process, and produce truly one-of-a-kind pieces.

Whether she’s working to restore a cherished antique or designing a bold new piece of furniture, Maresa’s dedication to her craft is evident in every aspect of her work. Her commitment to preserving the past while pushing the boundaries of what is possible is truly inspiring.


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