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Balkenhol, Stephan (1957–)

Ian Chilvers and John Glaves-Smith

in A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

Third edition


Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191792229

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born in Fritzlar, Hesse. He began by making *Pop art and *assemblages, but for most of his career he has worked on figurative sculptures in painted wood, both free-standing and in relief. They are rough hewn: splinters and cracks remain visible as though the wood itself is a kind of analogy to the process of life. However, compared to the carvings of ...

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Subjects: History of Art

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