Opening: 20.09.2020, 12 – 7 pm.
Exhibition: 20.09.2020 – 15.11.2020
Image : Mann mit Maske, Bleistift-Zeichnung (A5),
2020 (drawing for bronze sculpture)
KETELEER GALLERY is very pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by German artist Stephan Balkenhol. The exhibition wil consist of an entirely new series of works including bronze and wooden sculptures.
Stephan Balkenhol (°1957 in Fritzlar/Hessen, Germany) is a sculptor in the strictest sense of the word. He carves figurative motifs, representations of people and animals in wood, both as standing, three-dimensional sculptures, and as two-dimensional relief panels. Balkenhol often combines his typical, so-called column figures with colourful relief panels. In this way he attempts to link sculpture to painting and to the representational capacities of this medium. Historically, the importance of Stephan Balkenhol lies in the fact that he, precisely in the aftermath of Concept and Minimal Art, was able to reconcile a minimal formal language with figurative sculpture in wood. Over the last three decades, far removed from the prejudices that exist concerning traditional European wood carving and its supposed irreconcilability with modern and contemporary art, Stephan Balkenhol has developed a wholly original and inimitable oeuvre.