Skulpturenpark Köln

KölnSkulptur 3 - 2001-2007
Participating artists
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Stephan Balkenhol
Stephan Balkenhol
Mann auf Anhänger, 1999
painted oak, truck trailer

Loan Michael and Eleonore Stoffel Stiftung
represented at KölnSkulptur 2 3
The work of Stephan Balkenhol (b. 1957 in Fritzlar/Hessen) is centred on wooden sculptures painted in colours, figures free of both narrative and psychological implications. His lack of interest in detailed realism is underlined by his stress on the production process, as shown by the traces of expressive treatment left on the surfaces of his works. Using this neutral sculptural idiom he balances his human figures between individualisation and stereotype, and raises their potential as patterns for identification. The Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden was one of several venues for his most comprehensive solo exhibition in 2006/07.