He was born in 1984, in Wocklabruck (Austria). He lives and works in Vienna (Austria). He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in the class of Günter Damisch and Manfred Pernice, studied at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp. In 2017 he received the Clemens Bosch Award, in 2014 the Heirich Gleißner Advancement Award, and in 2013 the Thodor Korner Award, and in 2022 he was nominated for the Cardinal Koenig Price Award. The reconstruction of places and situations plays a significant role in Linus Ripler’s artwork and often serves as a starting point. His large-scale installations can be compared to stage-like scenes that allow the viewer to experience them through connected, or indicated, stories. Sometimes the audience can proactively enter installations that consist of simple materials, found objects, self-made objects and sculpted sculptures. Drawings are present in almost all of his works, and the audience itself often participates in the creation of the works.
Text from the catalog – “Linus Ripler rethinks the urban environment.” She looks at it from the inside and in the landscape, quite freely looks at and analyzes the relationship between interior and exterior and her own (and our) position in that relationship. Perhaps this intention is most convincingly visible in the monumental sculpture “view through space” which speaks of alienation and longing for nature, for freedom, for one’s primordial roots.