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Sculptor - Professor

Born in Fritzlar (Allemagne)
Live in Karlsruhe (Allemagne) and in Meisenthal (France)

Stephan Balkenhol has sculpted human figures from wood, ceramic, or bronze for almost 40 years. His sculptures are influenced by the history of human representation, from the statuary art of Ancient Egypt with his hybrid characters (Giraffe-Man, 1995) to the statuary art of Greco-Roman myths,  explored through the evocation of Atlas or Perseus (Perseus Holding The Head of Medusa, 2018). The artist is also influenced by polychrome sculptures of the Middle Ages and actually paints his own – except for the flesh, for which he leaves the natural colour of the wood.

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