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Ben Muthofer

Ben Muthofer’s sculptures show an increased interest in the shape of the triangle. The reason for this is the dynamism that triangles bring with them. By changing the corner points, it is also easy to create new shapes. He sees this as an advantage over the circle or square, which ultimately can only be changed in size. He also concentrates mainly on folding steel sheets, which are painted white in a further step. At the edges there is a play of light and shadow. The resulting sculptures thus look like folded papers.

born 1937 in Oppeln
1952-1955Craftsman apprenticeship in Erfurt and Bielefeld
1955-1958 School of arts and crafts in Bielefeld
1959-1964Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München
1962-1964Master student with Prof. Ernst Geitlinger, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
1968-1972Sculptor in the USA with Alexander Calder and Ernest Trova
1968-1972 Lecturer in sculpture, Washington University
1968 1st prize for sculpture of the Art Association, St. Louis
1982 Prinz Luitpold Foundation Scholarship
ab 1988 Professor at Myndlista, Reykjavik Art College, Iceland
2007Winner of the public competition “Art in Public Space – Design of the roundabout Dr. Manfred-Henrich-Platz, Saarlouis”.

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