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Mann Schwarz/Weiss, 2018

Handpainted bronze
24 2/5 × 11 4/5 × 11 4/5 in
62 × 30 × 30 cm
Edition of 28+6AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
€24,500
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MDZ ART Gallery
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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.

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MDZ ART Gallery
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most ICONIC figure of this artist

most ICONIC figure of this artist

Medium
Sculpture
Condition
Perfect condition
Signature
Numbered and signed on certificat
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Manufacturer
artist
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.

Mann Schwarz/Weiss, 2018

Handpainted bronze
24 2/5 × 11 4/5 × 11 4/5 in
62 × 30 × 30 cm
Edition of 28+6AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
€24,500
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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