Manfred Kielnhofer (born January 28, 1967 in Haslach an der Mühl) is an Austrian painter, sculptor and photographer.
Manfred Kielnhofer visited the technical College Linz where he took his final exam in 1995. he was engaged with technique and design and art on building lead him to his special way of art. Since 2000 he lives as a free artist in Linz. 2005 he launched Gallery Artpark in Linz.
The „Guardians of Time“ of the Austrian artist Manfred Kielnhofer are the top of a some years lasting development. Dealing with room-concepts, sculptures and installations on one hand and the being engaged with mystic experiences and religion on the other hand lead the artist to these strange characters.
2006 the first of these figures was created. It reminds us of a walking monk, who seems to be lost in something. Kielnhofer puts his timeguard in public places like ancient castles, old mines, main squares or in parks. Kielnhofers „time guardians“ come and go, nobody knows where they appear the next time. They let us never forget that we are always watched. (Critics by: Martina Gansterer).
2009 Kielnhofer develops a new sort of act photographs. Therefore he builds a waterplate in his studio, where he can take photos of models sitting or lying likely on a mirror.
2010 he developed the concept of the Light Art Biennale Austria 2010 together withMartina 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.
2012 creation of the first miniature guardians. The mini guards, limited edition, 54x36x34cm are made of plastic.
2013 Guardians of Time Settle in During Art Dubai, T-Guardian which depicts a cloaked red figure by Kielnhofer seated atop a metal cross by Christoph Luckeneder covered in “spikes,” combines familiar forms from both artist’s body of works.
2000 Studies in USA New York, Miami
2005 Stipend of the county of Upper Austria, Studio at the Egon Schiele Art Center Krumlov CZ
2007 Symposium – Egon Schiele Art Centrum – Cesky Krumlov 100 years after Egon Schiele
2008 Symposium of sculpture on wood in Italy Ossana
2012 International symposium of sculpture Styria, Hartberg "Slow!"
2000–2005. : Allerton Art Gallery New York, Gallery Tampere Finnland, Citygalerie Linz, Giga Galerie Ansfelden, filmproduction shadow performance main place Linz,.....