Michael Fliri

The Work of the artist in 365 pictures. Design: Karl Ulbl

Fliri’s comic, mute and uncanny heroes recall the marginalized and therefore melancholic monsters which went down in movie history and comic-strips, or Buster Keaton’s or Jacques Tati’s imperturbable laconism; with tiny gestures of everyday failure and the poetry of simple actions they illuminate the way our world works, its paradoxes and contingencies, and yet reveal how easy it is, with devotion, to get a handle on things – if perhaps by the rules of a different type of efficiency and under a different order of things. (Sabine Folie, Cheerful and sinister. Michael Fliri’s comic heroes and uncanny metamorphoses)