Stephan Balkenhol, ‘Kopf 7’, 2011, Sculpture, Painted Wawa-wood, Ludorff
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Stephan Balkenhol

Kopf 7, 2011

Painted Wawa-wood
15 1/5 × 9 3/5 × 7 7/10 in
38.5 × 24.3 × 19.5 cm
.
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Location
Düsseldorf
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Ludorff
Düsseldorf

The price includes German VAT, which may be deducted if the work is sold and shipped outside the EU …

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© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
Stephan Balkenhol
German, b. 1957
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Stephan Balkenhol carves larger-than-life human figures from blocks of wood with traditional tools. The resulting sculptures are brought to life by the work of his chisel, creating gradations of highlights and shadows and lightly painted surfaces. Early examples of his work—male or female nudes attached to pedestals—echoed classical Greek statues; their carefully positioned features (the geometry of the lip, the curve of the eyebrow) and extraordinarily life-like relaxed postures belie their apparent simplicity. More recent works feature unremarkably dressed contemporary figures, rendered with enough detail to almost suggest three-dimensional portraiture. However, showing no signs of emotion and bearing no socio-critical references, they retain considerable banality. “I’m perhaps proposing a story and not telling the end, just giving a beginning or fragment. There is still a lot for the spectator to complete...,” Balkenhol explains.

Stephan Balkenhol, ‘Kopf 7’, 2011, Sculpture, Painted Wawa-wood, Ludorff
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Provenance
Ludorff
Düsseldorf

The price includes German VAT, which may be deducted if the work is sold and shipped outside the EU or to a European company with VAT identification. In this case it does not include shipping or any further potential duties though.
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Medium
Image rights
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
Stephan Balkenhol
German, b. 1957
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Stephan Balkenhol carves larger-than-life human figures from blocks of wood with traditional tools. The resulting sculptures are brought to life by the work of his chisel, creating gradations of highlights and shadows and lightly painted surfaces. Early examples of his work—male or female nudes attached to pedestals—echoed classical Greek statues; their carefully positioned features (the geometry of the lip, the curve of the eyebrow) and extraordinarily life-like relaxed postures belie their apparent simplicity. More recent works feature unremarkably dressed contemporary figures, rendered with enough detail to almost suggest three-dimensional portraiture. However, showing no signs of emotion and bearing no socio-critical references, they retain considerable banality. “I’m perhaps proposing a story and not telling the end, just giving a beginning or fragment. There is still a lot for the spectator to complete...,” Balkenhol explains.

Stephan Balkenhol

Kopf 7, 2011

Painted Wawa-wood
15 1/5 × 9 3/5 × 7 7/10 in
38.5 × 24.3 × 19.5 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
Düsseldorf
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