Sculpture

Blue Sky Thinking

The blue sky is a physical phenomenon. Based on scattering of light and its reflection by the water surface of the earth, the blue sky is not palpable. It is associated with calmness, yearning, infinity, expanse and freedom. In the context of science it stands as Blue Sky Thinking for a room in which new, limitless and not aim oriented ideas can be developed.

Grown up in the Ruhr area, the blue sky has become quite important to me. The art work is the beginning of an examination of the blue sky as a visual sign, emotional state and as well as a concept for a mostly Anthropocene environment. The art work is part of a project concentrating on the dialogue between my sculptures and drawings.

blue burn 1, 2022, terracotta, engobes, combustible materials, 50 x 33 x 25 cm, photo Marco Wittkowski

blue burn 2, 2022, terracotta, engobes, combustible materials, 49 x 42 x 41cm, photo Marco Wittkowski

blue burn 4, 2022, terracotta, engobes, combustible materials, 51 x 31 x 32 cm, photo Marco Wittkowski
blue burn 4, 2022, terracotta, engobes, combustible materials, 30 x 55 x 36 cm, photo Marco Wittkowski
Drawings no title (blue sign 1-3), sculptures blue burn 2-4 photo Marco Wittkowski

Heads

The face is the a place of expression and identity and forms with the head a resonating body. My examination of identity concentrates on the personal, corporeal experience and the related development of our self. Forms emerge which go beyond the palpable body.

 

Selfhood 3, 2020, terracotta, engobes, combustible materials, 48 x 25 x 27 cm
Selfhood 2, 2020, terracotta, engobes, combustible materials, 42 x 33 x 21 cm,
10 000 Pinch Heads, 2020, terracotta, combustible materials, engobes, photo Marco Wittkowski
Head 9, 16, 17, 2018-2021, terracotta, engobes, combustible materials, h 41 – 18 cm, photo Marco Wittkowski
Head 15, 2020, terracotta, engobes, combustible materials, 13 x 30 x 29 cm, photo Marco Wittkowski
Head 14, 2020, terracotta, engobes, combustible materials, side view, 44 x 50 x 23 cm, photo Marco Wittkowski
Head 14, 2020, terracotta, engobes, combustible materials, front view, 44 x 50 x 23 cm photo, Marco Wittkowski
Head 7, 2019, black chocolate clay, combustible materials, engobes, 20 x 49 x 31 cm, photo Marco Wittkowski
Head 1, 2018, terracotta, combustible materials, 31 x 14 x 44 cm, photo Marco Wittkowski
Head 6, 2019, black chocolate clay, combustible materials, engobes, 17 x 28 x 32 cm, photo Marco Wittkowski
Head 10, 2019, black chocolate clay, combustible materials, 27 x 47 x 28 cm, photo Marco Wittkowski
Head 8, 2019, black chocolate clay, combustible materials, engobes, 45 x 41 x 59 cm, photo Marco Wittkowski

Werkzeuge

Werkzeuge, 2015, Terracotta, engobes, oxides, combustible materials, Height: c. 30 cm – 65 cm, Photo©Jennifer Bunzeck
Werkzeuge, 2015, Terracotta, engobes, oxides, combustible materials, height: c. 30 cm – 65 cm, photo Jennifer Bunzeck
Werkzeuge, 2015, Terracotta, engobes, oxides, combustible materials Height: c. 30 cm – 100 cm
Werkzeuge, 2015, Terracotta, engobes, oxides, combustible materials,height: c. 30 cm – 86 cm, photo Jennifer Bunzeck

Versatzstücke

Versatzstücke, 2010
Versatzstücke, 2010,19 heads, terracotta, wax, cotton material, steel plate, 30 cm x 130 cm x 130 cm

Elf Köpfe

Elf Köpfe, 2009, terracotta, wax, combustible materials, height of one head: 31 cm
Elf Köpfe, 2009, terracotta, wax, combustible materials, height of one head: 31 cm
Elf Köpfe, 2009, terracotta, wax, combustible materials, height of one head: 31 cm
Elf Köpfe, 2009, terracotta, wax, combustible materials, height of one head: 31 cm

The images below show the work Elf Köpfe exhibited at the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT and at the Technical University, Dortmund.

Elf Köpfe, 2009, terracotta, wax, combustible materials, height of one head: 31 cm
Elf Köpfe, 2009, terracotta, wax, combustible materials, height of one head: 31 cm
Elf Köpfe, 2009, terracotta, wax, combustible materials, height of one head: 31 cm
Elf Köpfe, 2009, terracotta, wax, combustible materials, height of one head: 31 cm

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