MK Alias Spirit Society
Markus Kautz alias Spirit Society is a multimedia artist with a focus on projection art and painting, in particular the combination of both. After completing his graphic design studies, he worked for several years as an in-house graphic designer for a Viennese company.
During this time he started experimenting with large format painting and also improved his watercolor technique. With the large-format paintings, he began to decorate stages on electronic scene events, which led to detours to stage projection art and the creation of classic visuals of the club scene. In the years that followed, Spirit Society established its own visual style and now performed on stages in several European countries. His fascination for the augmentation of art through projected images also arose in the fantastic stage sets of the psychedlical music scene, which from then on would greatly influence his path.
At the beginning of 2019, he and graffiti artist Sarah SIUZ Kupfner achieved first place in the RIZ Up Creative Business Award with their collaboration project "Light Moves Color", which resulted in a lasting creative collaboration.
Since then he has been advancing towards classic art and cultural events, as well as the combination of performing arts and projections. In mid-2019, he will receive funding from the committee of the Lower Austrian Art and Culture Office for the concept of his art project "Bright Spots", which he realized in early 2020 with the artists Lucas LumaLux Dikany and Xaver Hopfgartner. His project "Loss of Contact", an animated short film, will be premiered in the summer of 2020 as part of the renowned Lower Austrian Quarter Festival.