Simon Lehner

Eyes on Talents member, Simon Lehner, is a 26-year-old Austrian artist, based in Vienna. His painting Retina Riders was presented in June at Art Basel by the contemporary art gallery KOW Berlin. Through classical photography, digital forms of production and painting, his work is characterized by a recurring traumatic structure. A structure in which human emotions and memories converge with artificial intelligence processes that reconstruct the past, the buried or the repressed, but also distort it and remove it from human control. From archives of private and public images, Simon Lehner works on a contemporary iconography of the state of psychic emergency.