Paul Diestel

  • Windmaß (Eschensamen) - Linden wood, hare glue, earth pigment, ash, lime, clay flour - 2017 - 173 x 35 x 10 cm - Unikat copies
  • vertical sea I & II - Spruce wood, poplar wood, hare glue, earth pigment, lime - 2019 - 160 x 23 cm - Unikat copies
  • Fossil - Poplar wood, earth pigment, lime, hare glue - 2019 - 58 x 54 x 36 cm  - Unikat copies
  • Juglans - Oak, earth pigment, lime, hare glue - 2019 - 90,5 x 14 x 9 cm - Unikat copies
  • pas seul II - Linden wood, hare glue, ash, lime, earth pigment - 2018 - 109 x 33 x 6 cm - Unikat copies
  • pas seul I - Linden wood, hare glue, ash, lime, earth pigment - 2018 - 96 x 26,5 x 11,5 cm - Unikat copies
  • Sklerotesta - Linden wood, hare glue, earth pigment, lime, ashes - 2018 - 39 x 23,5 x 7 cm - Unikat copies
  • Puppenstadium des Ligusterschwärmers II - Linden wood, hare glue, earth pigment, lime, sand, ashes - 2017 - 58 x 17 x 14,5 cm - Unikat copies

Paul Diestel

Paul Diestel´s sources of inspiration are nature finds: ash-seed, sunflower-seed-shell or privet hawk moth at pupal stage. Fascinated by things in the process of transformation, he tries to replicate them in wood in a new form. For him, the sculptural process is a digging for the essential by removing the nonessential. With the reduction of form, Paul Diestel is also looking for a prototype for all things. This elaborate search for the form is followed by a next, intensive process. Using natural materials such as earth, lime and rabbit glue, he applies several layers to the objects, compacting and polishing them. The bare wood is raw and vulnerable. Through the many layers he encloses his sculptures with a surface that covers the form like a protective skin.


biography

*1996 Schweinfurt

Since 2014 Sculptural techniques acquired under the tutelage of master
sculptor Klaus Metz
Study of Fine Arts at Kunsthochschule Kassel
with Prof. Norbert Radermacher and Prof. Mirjam Thoman
Since 2019 Master student of Prof, Mirjam Thomann and Prof. Jens Brand

lives and works in Unsleben, Germany

Awards
Since 2017 Scholarship of the Cusanuswerk e.V.
2018 Catalog promotion of the Bank for Church and Caritas, Paderborn
2019 Artist in Residence, City Hall for Culture, Lichtensteig, Switzerland


exhibitions

group exhibition 2016

Echos, Museum für Sepulkralkultur, Kassel

solo exhibition 2017

Gegenden I Begegnungen, International Artist House Villa Concordia, Bamberg, in Cooperation with writer Gunther Geltinger
Permeabel, Stellwerk Kassel

group exhibition 2017

Kunsthoch45, Cusanuswerk, HFBK Dresden
Samowar, Galerie Coucou, Kassel

solo exhibition 2018

Empor, Bank for Church and Caritas, Paderborn

group exhibition 2018

Kunst am Schlossberg, Melchnau, Schweiz
Codex, Regional Council, Kassel
third stone from the sun, Galerie Coucou, Kassel (with Frederick Vidal, Photography)
trio7, Kesselhaus Bamberg
Zukunftsforum Energiewende, Documenta-Halle, Kassel
Samowar, Galerie Coucou, Kassel

solo exhibition 2019

Herbarium, Monastery Wechterswinkel
Findling, Artist House Meiningen
Final exhibition, Kunsthochschule Kassel

group exhibition 2019

Erste Fünf, City Hall for Culture, Lichtensteig, Switzerland
Kassel zu Gast in Mönchengladbach, Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach
Herzrasen, BBK-Galerie, Würzburg


publications

2019

Paul Diestel - Herbarium, Editor.: Kulturagentur, Landkreis Rhön-Grabfeld, Texts: Dr. Astrid Hedrich-Scherpf, Christine Wehe-Bamberger
Catalogue for the final exam at the Kunsthochschule Kassel, 2019, Editor: Paul Diestel

2017

Gegenden | Begegnungen, 2017, Editor: Nora-Eugenie Gomringer for the International Art House Villa Concordia Bamberg, 2017, Texts: Nora-Eugenie Gomringer, Gunther Geltinger

2018

Paul Diestel, Editor: Paul Diestel, 2018, Text: Gunther Geltinger, 52 pages, Edition: 500
Supported by Bank für Kirche und Caritas, Paderborn