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 Balkenhol, Stephan (1957 - )
Germany

Man with Green Shirt, 1988

Whitewood and paint;
250.2 x 72 cm
Contemporary European Sculpture

UID 102-35



Biography

German artist born at Fritzlar, who  soon moved with his family to Luxembourg. He graduated from high school and moved again, to Hamburg, where he attended the Hochschule für Bildende Kunste. Balkenhol is most known for his figurative sculptures carved from single blocks of wood and hand-painted in a rough manner. He often produces sculptures to be exhibited in public places. His wooden sculptures of anonymous unremarkable men and women counteract through their mundane nature and rigid impersonality the glorious expression of famous heroes. Balkenhol had numerous solo exhibitions, and participates frequently in  group shows. Since his participation in the exhibition “Skulptur Projekte Münster”, in 1987, he has received international recognition.



Exhibitions

Grande Escala - Colecção Berardo
Centro das Artes Casa das Mudas, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
09-10-2004 ~ 18-03-2005

Fernando Lemos and Surrealism - The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
26-11-2005 ~ 18-06-2006

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
22-10-2002 ~ 28-02-2003

Auto-retratos de Miguel Navas
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
26-11-2005 ~ 28-02-2006

Face and Identity, Portraits from the Berardo Collection
Centro Cultural e Congressos Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
15-05-2008 ~ 15-09-2008

Observers
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
14-02-2011 ~ 29-05-2011


Bibliography

Corpus: Visions of the Body in The Berardo Collection, 2003
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 9728176856

Grande Escala - The Berardo Collection, 2004
Published by Centro das Artes - Casa das Mudas
ISBN 972890200X

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo, 2002
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 972974288X







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