Bronze sculpture details
... or: “The failed attempt to pacify or stun the ox”. Woytek here combines two animal figures that are defined as contrasts in their fundamental meaning throughout the history of art: the bull stands for strength, power and virility and is today additionally one of the symbolic animals of the stock market as an image of the trader tackling the market situation offensively. The dove, on the other hand, has been classed as a symbol of peace even since Old Testament times. With the combination of bull and dove, Woytek depicts two contrasting, archaic forces that find themselves – for a brief moment – in a precarious balance in his sculpture. Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, hand chased and patinated.
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
Woytek was born in the Polish town Janowice, in 1981 he moved to Germany and has lived there ever since. His first name satisfies as an artistSignum. As "Woytek" he has long since gained an international reputation - most recently with hissculptural group "dort, wo der Morgen beginnt" from the year 2000, which he set up on Pitt Island in New Zealand.