Reiner Seliger

At the Art Fair in Cologne this year, I discovered his chalk work and became curious. Someone who works with such material surely is interested in other unusual materials, I thought.

My curiosity was rewarded. Reiner Seliger (1943, Löwenberg / Silesia, now Poland) creates space installations and sculptures made of brick, concrete, Yton, Styrofoam and more. He transforms hard, coarse material into feather-like appearance, thereby gaining a new aesthetic from everyday life.

On the occasion of the exhibition Aufbruch at the Museum Biedermann in Donaueschingen, the artist said in an interview:

I am interested in the natural character of the material. The core of my work has been brick for years, then other natural stones such as marble, glass, now styrofoam and chalk. I prefer to work with architecture or landscape. My sculptures are supposed to achieve a consistency with the space. I try to build another world to the daily visible in the form of effective images and forms. This is a very poetic process which is difficult to describe in words. I take everyday materials and create a different world from the everyday. It is like an attempt to draw from the state of being that gives me the possibility to slip into a kind of dream world. This is beyond words.

Take your time to discover his works on his website It is worth it!


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