Stephan Balkenhol born in Fritzlar, Germany 1957. Lives and work between Karlsruhe (Alemania) and Meisenthal (France) Stephan Balkenhol has been characterized by the artist’s striving to re-ground figurative sculpture. He stood out against the prevailing tendencies is articulated through his very personal Technic. His carving ability is combine with a continuing investigation of the role the sculpture within the contemporary art production. Balkenhol carving soft wood of Alamo and Obeche, materials that remain clearly visible in the work through chisel marks, cracks or knots in the wood. The work process left marks through slabs or splinters that contrast with polished areas. In most of the sculptures uses a single block of wood which usually polychrome to delimit the robes and theme include a pedestal in sculptures totem types that remains the popular art and refer to medieval carving techniques.
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