Liddy Scheffknecht

What’s your background?

I studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris.

What influences you artistically?

There are a lot of artists that I admire and some of them might have had influenced my work, like James Turrell or Roman Signer. I was always interested in architecture and the role artificial and natural light plays in buildings. Urban Art has a great impact on my work as well and often I connect my work with literature, especially folk tales, literary fairy tales and myths.

How do you start a new work?

Often I’m inspired by the space. The light, the architecture, the interior design and objects I find in the space. Sometimes I also start with the function of the building for which I’m creating the work for or the geopolitical context of a place.

What are you working on right now?

I’m working on an outdoor sculpture that will be permanently shown in the alpine area.