Stephan Balkenhol

The Dancer, 2005

Stephan Balkenhol’s sculptures have a surprising quality. Is it because they gaze without seeing? Or because their posture is so timeless. They are present, but they never impose themselves. They are statues in the most solemn sense of the word.

Even if the artist has deliberately excluded emotion from their gesture and posture, they strike us with their peculiarity.

Born 1957 in Fritzlar, Germany Lives and works in Karlsruhe (D) and Meisenthal (F).