My name is Maria Hofstadler. I come originally from Austria but have been living in Reading UK the past eight years.
When I came to England I decided to pursue my life long passion in arts.
I did my BA Interdisciplinary Fine Art Hon. Degree in 2009 at Thames Valley University in Reading.
My work is motivated by environmental and societal aspects. The use of unconventional and recycled materials is a major part of my art practice.
With the use of everyday objects†I find in†my surroundings, things seemingly useless, discarded and disposed of, I want to challenge the way certain things are generally perceived by the public.
In 2008 I started to investigate plastic carrier bags. First I did drawings of shapes of bags found in nature. Later I added colour and contrast which resulted in a series of paintings and prints.