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Born in 1960 in Rustenburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Walter Oltmann’s main area of focus is sculpture, and more particularly in fabricating woven wire forms, which sometimes reference local craft traditions. He has researched and written on the use of wire in African material culture in this region and is deeply interested in the influence of these traditions in contemporary South African art. He has had numerous solo exhibitions with the Goodman Gallery, and has created several large-scale commissions for venues such as the Zeitz Sculpture Garden in Segera, Kenya.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2016
Disguise: Masks and Global African ArtBrooklyn Museum
2015
Walter Oltmann: CradleGoodman Gallery
2013
Walter Oltmann: PenumbraGoodman Gallery
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Scope II (Katlani), 2015

Woven 1mm aluminium wire
64 1/5 × 64 1/5 in
163 × 163 cm
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Location
Johannesburg, Cape Town, London, East Hampton
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Born in 1960 in Rustenburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Walter Oltmann’s main area of focus is sculpture, and more particularly in fabricating woven wire forms, which sometimes reference local craft traditions. He has researched and written on the use of wire in African material culture in this region and is deeply interested in the influence of these traditions in contemporary South African art. He has had numerous solo exhibitions with the Goodman Gallery, and has created several large-scale commissions for venues such as the Zeitz Sculpture Garden in Segera, Kenya.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Walter Oltmann: Cradle
Other works from Goodman Gallery
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