Olaf Holzapfel

German, b. 1969

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Olaf Holzapfel

German, b. 1969

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Olaf Holzapfel’s paintings, mixed-media sculptures, and photographs are meditations on the subjective experience of light as seen through fragments of urban and rural architecture and embodied in maquettes, diagrams, and grids. Holzapfel is interested in how humans order their natural surroundings and vice versa. For “My personal interweaved habitats” (2010), Holzapfel created sculptures made from locally sourced, traditional materials from around the world—an installation of timber-frame houses made from cactus fiber references traditional architectural materials of a native tribe in Argentina, while creations of braided straw evoke Polish craftmaking customs.

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KW Institute for Contemporary Art
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Artforum
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Biography

Olaf Holzapfel’s paintings, mixed-media sculptures, and photographs are meditations on the subjective experience of light as seen through fragments of urban and rural architecture and embodied in maquettes, diagrams, and grids. Holzapfel is interested in how humans order their natural surroundings and vice versa. For “My personal interweaved habitats” (2010), Holzapfel created sculptures made from locally sourced, traditional materials from around the world—an installation of timber-frame houses made from cactus fiber references traditional architectural materials of a native tribe in Argentina, while creations of braided straw evoke Polish craftmaking customs.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more