30 Years Stephan Balkenhol & Deweer Gallery - A Brilliant Story Since 1987
This year, Deweer Gallery celebrates its 30-year collaboration with sculptor Stephan Balkenhol. The reputed gallery in Otegem was the first non-German gallery to represent Balkenhol already from 1987 and witness his development from outsider to established artist of international
The work depicts a Western man, traditionally dressed in white shirt and black trousers. This figuration is Balkenhol's trademark. Fully in line with his typical visual language, this new work also exudes a minimalist feel, as well as a deep respect for the proportions of the human body in its execution. The characteristic static pose is once again present and specifically expressed in the feet standing slightly apart, the arms simply hanging next to the body and the gaze of the figure fixed into the distance. It is a representative symbol, an iconic depiction that forms part of his inimitable oeuvre, the germ of which was already present very early on in his career.