Wolfgang Rempfer

  • Wolfgang Rempfer
  • Wolfgang Rempfer
  • Wolfgang Rempfer
  • Wolfgang Rempfer
  • Wolfgang Rempfer
  • Wolfgang Rempfer
  • Wolfgang Rempfer
  • Wolfgang Rempfer

Wolfgang Rempfer

The main aspect of Wolfgang Rempfer´s work is the partly planning, partly playful dealing with rooms of all kinds. Human perception is mostly guided by the surrounded room and its function. Through the modification of the encountered room and the creation of new spatial structures, Rempfer interferes with familiar conceptions of space and elicits irritation from the observer.

He sets "tripping stones" by playing with thoughts and emotions that are connected to certain rooms and influenced by his spatial reinterpretations. With the aid of architectural models, the artist implements his ideas with unusual, sometimes extremely reframed imaginative spatial relations which are hardly viable in reality.

The models are always to be seen as independent artistic works that connect sculpture and installation. Apart from works that are very elaborate in technique and manufacturing, smaller objects like "boot" are made spontaneously and intuitively. Rempfer uses already available finds like cheese boxes made of sliver of which he creates poetically filigreed objects. This method is an exciting contrast to the model that are meticulously planned in terms of construction and statics.


biography

1969

born in Hechingen

1985-88

glazier apprenticeship

1996

master glazier

2000-05

studies of Sculpture at Karlsruhe State Academy of Fine Arts

2006

master pupil under Stephan Balkenhol

"Art o Pie" scholarship in Meisenthal (France)

lives and works in Karlsruhe


exhibitions

group exhibition 2006

"TOP 06" - master pupils of Karlsruhe State Academy of Fine Arts
Kunstverein Freiburg and Columbus Art Foundation Ravensburg
"Das Reh ist Tod", Artopie, Meisenthal (France)

group exhibition 2007

"Ausstellung N°4", Tabakmagazin, Friedrichstal
"Etwas Besseres als den Tod finden wir überall" Kunstraum Engländerbau, Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
Regionale 8, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Mulhouse (France)

group exhibition 2008

"Aquarium", Orgelfabrik Karlsruhe
Regionale 9, CAC Fonderie, Mulhouse (France)
IMPULSE 21, IMPULSE GALERIE Christian Löhrl