Clemens Gerstenberger

Clemens Gerstenberger

Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

About Clemens Gerstenberger

The knowledge and experience Gerstenberger obtained through his earlier work lead filiation-like to new shapes and materials and to the abstract approach of sculptural objects and sculptures of the series Corpus Fractum and Folded Body. The life-size sculptures reach out into the space flooding the stature. The pedestal made of concrete increases the aesthetic value and enables a permanent change of perspective. The gaze is all-seeing and thus demands physical confrontation.

The basic artistic concept follows the principle of the confrontation of an organically grown structure with a tectonically constructed one. The original block-like closed shape is erupted by the physically creating access and placed in a new context. The interaction of elevations and depressions - furrowed, dissected, ruptured - in an almost strict stereometric frame creates ridges, folds and furrows within the contour. Light refracts in many fissures, ups and downs. The haptic quality shows smoothness and roughness at the same time without hiding traces of work.

The stele-like stability contrasts with the mechanically induced disturbances and legitimises them. Here, the allegorical meaning is that the antagonism of formal rigour is resolved with a random break without disharmony.

Individuals who hold artefacts by GERSTENBERGER in their hands, will not only appreciate the haptic encounter and the experience of beauty. For things to become truly enduring, they need a soul, which can be experienced subtly with GERSTENBERGER.

GERSTENBERGER makes sculptures, objects and art furniture for individualists, who consciously withdraw themselves from the Zeitgeist and demonstrate this mindset by surrounding themselves with representative objects.

Education

since 2019 Member of the Professional Association for Fine Artists ( BBK ) and the International Association of Art (IAA)

since 2008 Member of the German Arts & Crafts Association ( BK )

2011 - 2014 HWK Leipzig / Germany | Designer in the Skilled Crafts

2001 - 2002 Studied carpentry and sculpting in Japan

1990 -1993 HWK Leipzig Woodworking Masterclass / Master Cabinetaker

Events

2021 20th Sculptor plein air | 14 -29 May | Garbisdorf - Germany

2020 KONTRAPUNKT | Art exhibition | 26 JAN - 1 MAR | Galerie im ersten Stock | Wernigerode - Germany

Exhibitions

2020 Maison et Object | Paris - France

2019 Nacht der Kunst | sculpture parc in Buddehaus | Leipzig - Germany

2019 Spinnerei Gallery Tour Autumn | Schwarz-Weiß-Gallery | Leipzig - Germany

2019 9th International Woodsculpture Symposium | Ringkøbing - Denmark

2019 7th International Sculpture Symposium | Differdange - Luxembourg

2019 Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair | Stockholm - Sweden

2019 Maison et Object | Paris - France

2018 18th Sculptor plein air | Garbisdorf - Germany

2018 Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair | Stockholm - Sweden

2018 Maison et Object | Paris - France

2017 KUNST IM CAMPUS | Leipzig - Germany | Group exhibition

2017 Cheongju International Craft Biennale - South Korea

2017 INFINTY 75 | personal exhibition with Dietrich Gnüchtel | Leipzig - Germany

2017 NACHT DER KUNST | Leipzig - Germany | Art exhibition

2017 tendence | Frankfort - Germany

2017 Nomination for the Hessian State Award for German Arts and Crafts

2017 Awarded FORM# 2017

2017 Révélations | Grand Palais | Paris - France

2017 Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair | Stockholm - Sweden

2017 MAISON & OBJET | Paris - France

2016 Christmas Edition | Handwerksform Hannover - Germany

2016 Maison et Objet | Paris - France

2015 Maison et Object | Paris - France

2015 Awarded FORM# 2015

2015 tendence | Frankfort - Germany

2015 Handwerksform Hannover - Germany | Exhibition - Sitzgelegenheiten -

2014 Ways of Art® Lounge | Leipzig - Germany

2012 Ways of Art® Lounge | Leipzig - Germany

2012 International Gift Fair | New York - USA

2012 MDBK | Leipzig - Germany

2012 EUNIQUE | Karlsruhe - Germany

2011 Ways of Art® Lounge | Leipzig - Germany

2011 EUNIQUE | Karlsruhe - Germany

2010 Grassimesse | Leipzig - Germany

2010 EUNIQUE | Karlsruhe - Germany

2010 Interiorlifestyle | Tokyo - Japan

2009 Ways of Art® Lounge | Leipzig - Germany

2005 Ways of Art® Lounge | Leipzig - Germany