Bronze sculpture details
Man without neck, concealed in a coat with an elevated head-like element. He is standing, apparently without inner stability, and yet he is subject to statics through his gravitational force. External calm is made dynamic through internal tension. My preferred theme is human beings. I counter their organic mobility with material statics and their inconsistencies with the rigorous composition in space. At the beginning of the development of a sculptural idea, the underlying architecture is created. On that basis, the theme is condensed in its form and finally attains expression. In the case of a good solution, the expression and the form then depend on one another.
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
Hermann zur Strassen
Hermann zur Strassen attended the Academy of Fine Arts (Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste) in Lima/ Peru from 1951 to 1954, after which he continued his studies under Hans Mettels tutelage as a master student at the Städel school in Frankfurt from 1954 to 1956. Since 1960, he has been working as a freelance sculptor.