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Gunter Frentzel

The Swiss artist Gunter Frentzel creates sculptures and installations. His sculptures are constructional structures made of industrially manufactured iron rods or strips and untreated stone. The individual elements of the sculpture are held together merely by the principle of force and counterforce, so that the sculptures are always in a state of tension and can jump apart at any time as soon as the state of equilibrium is disturbed. In their radical simplicity, his sculptures approach Minimal Art. Balance fascinates the artist, but also the fact that all works can easily be rebuilt in another place. This lightness also characterizes his laser sculptures, which he projects into the night sky. The artist has lived and worked in Rüttenen, Switzerland since 1960.

Born 1935 Berlin
1956 Diploma as sculptor (art school Wiesbaden
1957 Diploma as stonemason
1960-1971 Artistic director of a stone sculptor and stonemason company
1972 Freelance artist
1979 First solo exhibition at the Galerie Lydia Megert in Bern
1988 Special prize for sculpture and installations of the canton Solothurn
1999 Art Prize of the Canton of Solothurn

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