Artist statement

All my artworks are made from Textile: I petrify textiles and then process them in a similar way to stone. I call the result and the technique textile stone (Textilstein). The overall concept of my work is the transformation of postmodern materials (old textiles) into contemporary art or contemporary gems.

„Textilstein“ is a specially developed material by Florian Nörl, which redefines the boundaries of the textile medium in the visual arts. The „textilestone“ finds its place on this interface with an interaction of plastic and pictorial exploration of the textile material. Through a special process and technology, the feel is velvety and the surface reminds of „Stucco lustro“ from a distance. Only by touch can one truly understand the textile material.