Coming from a theater family, my own sculptor’s career started in the early nineties. Some months volunteering at a stonecutter’s workshop near Munich, followed by a 9-year work and study stay in Italy – several year’s apprenticeship in classical marble sculpting studio Ricci, Pietrasanta, free artist’s studio Leonardi in Querceta (now studio Pescarella), then Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara completed by the
diploma in sculpture in 2001.
Additionally enriching and formative were a great many of international work and study travels.
Since 1999, I have been living and working as a free sculptor and art tutor near Munich, Germany and exhibiting internationally. The way I work is classical modelling and sculpting – during my formation, I was strongly influenced by the art of great ancient and contemporary sculptors as well as by classical sculpting techniques.
That is why my I work is made by hand and characterized by these little, hardly perceivable imperfections and asymmetries which bring a bold surface or a sharp line to life. I am using any modelling material such as clay, plaster or wax on my way to the final material – mainly bronze, but also marble or glass.
My sculpture’s design language is the result of an intensive observation of nature amongst others – a significant inspiration since my childhood has been the ocean and its soul. It is all about tension, suspense and release in any moment, be it visible in movement or invisible in stillness.
Harmony is created seeking out a way out of suspense – my sculptures show one moment in this eternal continuous procedure.
The interaction between the sculpted material and the empty space it laps around is another aspect I am interested in.
A game of flowing energies and pausing statics –
clear, expressive shapes emerging from suspense.