stephan balkenhol

17 March 2017 - 21 April 2017
Stephan Balkenhol's ninth exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery opens in March 2017. The renowned German sculptor is recognised not only for his technical prowess, but also for his devotion to exploring figuration in contemporary art. With a career spanning over thirty years, the artist is committed to the representation of the unassuming everyday human. Balkenhol's sculptures are characterised by a textured surface that bears the marks of his craft.

stephan balkenhol

4 September 2013 - 8 October 2013
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new work by German artist Stephan Balkenhol. This is the artist's eighth exhibition at the gallery and follows his recently unveiled monument to Richard Wagner in Leipzig and an installation at St Elizabeth Church, Kassel, to coincide with Documenta 13. Continuing his devotion to exploring the role of the figure in contemporary art, the exhibition combines an oversized ballerina figure, a series of...

stephan balkenhol

18 March 2011 - 16 April 2011
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new work by German artist Stephan Balkenhol. This is the artist's seventh exhibition at the gallery and follows on from his acclaimed public sculpture sempre più at the Roman Forum in 2009. Balkenhol has developed a significant repertoire of public commissions spanning his twenty-year career, with installations in front of the Blackfriars Bridge in London, at the entrance of the Hamburg Zoo and at th...

stephan balkenhol

15 September 2005 - 11 October 2005
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by German artist Stephan Balkenhol.

Balkenhol is well known for reintroducing the human figure to contemporary art during a climate when Minimalist and Conceptual trends prevailed. He is influenced by a long lineage of woodcut, in particular traditional Nordic techniques as well as German Expressionist methods. While Balkenhol's choice of wood has varied, his treatment of the surface has r...

stephan balkenhol

15 October 2003 - 15 November 2003
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new sculpture by German artist Stephan Balkenhol.

In his work, Balkenhol draws on a wide array of references. He is influenced by traditional sculpting techniques from Roman and Egyptian times as well as figurative imagery found in churches. Balkenhol's stable medium is wood. From a distance, his sculptures seem sensual and sturdy, however, on closer inspection, their splintered and chisel-marked su...

stephan balkenhol

30 June 2000 - 5 August 2000
Stephen Friedman is pleased to present an exhibition of work by German artist Stephan Balkenhol.

From a sculptor's traditional material, wood, Stephan Balkenhol carves figurative work that mixes references and traditions.

His sculptures derive their visual currency and symbolic significance from their origin in two diametrically opposed fields in art history and practice. From the Minimalist tradition they draw a rational, sober and inorganic character. Yet they al...