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From the Catalogue:
Thomas Kiesewetter’s monochrome metal sculptures consist of curved and sharp-edged, arched and almost two-dimensional abstract shapes whose starting point is always a maquette made of cardboard and paper. The flat, easy-to-fold source material is clearly traceable in the finished sculptures: crimped connection points, fanned seams and long bow taut tracks suggest lightness and spontaneity that are in contradiction to the barely malleable metal. It is only the chipped pieces of paint, since the material was colour coated before processing, that reveal the forces used to bend the metal.
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Signature: Certificate of Authenticity
Image rights: Courtesy Thomas Kiesewetter and Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf Photo: Jochen Littkemann
Thomas Kiesewetter makes metal sculptures that recall tabletop Cubist assemblages and Constructivist abstraction. Fusing the organic with the industrial, Kiesewetter’s work has an off-kilter, handmade quality that belies his careful fabrication process. He creates small, individual, geometric components, which he then combines intuitively to create the larger, spontaneous pieces. “At the beginning, I don’t really start with the idea of building a sculpture. I basically just imagine individual parts,” Kiesewetter explains. “It’s about capturing the moment when the individual parts come together.”
German, b. 1963, Kassel, Germany, based in Berlin, Germany