woensdag 26 november 2008

Galerie Akinci - Stephan Balkenhol




November 28 – December 24 2008
Galerie Akinci

Statuary usually confers nobility on those it depicts. Not so with the rough-hewn wood figures by the German sculptor Stephan Balkenhol, which emit a palpable aura of humility. The soft poplar, Douglas fir, and African wawa that Balkenhol carves (with power saws and chisels) retain the many marks of the figures’ making, and their meagerness of expression gives the works a flat, graphic quality
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