Fat House sits on a freshly mowed lawn with Fat Car sitting beside it. But the waists of houses and cars cannot expand. Artist Erwin Wurm flouts common sense by infusing machines and buildings with the biological mechanisms of living things. These humorous pieces seem to tell us that the values and beliefs that surround our standards of living are extremely ambiguous.
Born in Bruck an der Mur, Styria, Austria, in 1954. Graduated from University of Applied Arts Vienna and Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Lives and works in Vienna and Limberg.