About the artist
Stephan Balkenhol was born in 1957 in Fritzlar, Germany. He lives and works in Karlsruhe, Berlin and Meisenthal. Since 1992 he has been teaching sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karslruhe. He creates his figurative wood sculptures and relief not only in large-scale but also in downscaled dimensions. Material and wear marks are clearly visible and the colouring is nearly realistic but simple. Expressionless faces and distanced anonymity leaves the beholder to a wide range of interpretations.