Opening: Saturday 24 September 2021, 4 – 8 pm
Exhibition: 24.09 – 24.10.2018
KETELEER GALLERY is very pleased to introduce a new solo exhibition by Stephan Balkenhol. The exhibition will consist of an entirely new series of sculptures, including a new bronze sculpture.
Stephan Balkenhol (°1957. Fritzlar/Hessen, Germany) is an artist whose unmistakably unique style has earned him an inimitable place in the world of contemporary sculpture. Since the beginning of his artistic endeavours, Balkenhol resisted the conceptualism and minimalism of his peers and, instead, became famous for his ‘dry’ figurative sculptures: roughly cut, hyper-simplified anonymous human and animal figures coated with matte paint. Simultaneously lacking in overt facial expressions while exuding an irrefutably strong aura, ‘a Balkenhol’ can be distinguished from afar. The artist makes small and large standing sculptures, usually hewn from a solid block of wawa or poplar wood, but also two-dimensional relief panels – portraits and landscapes with which he unites painting and sculpture – and bronze statues, intended for outdoor use. Many of his monumental bronzes can be discovered in public spaces all over the world.