- Website: http://www.altenburger.co.uk
Ekkehard Altenburger is a sculptor based in London and mainly works in stone and steel.
The sculptor Ekkehard Altenburger grew up on the Swiss / German border and is based in the UK since 1995.
He studied sculpture - first at Bremen Hochschule fuer Kuenste and later at Edinburgh College of art. He finished his studies in 1999 with an MA from Chelsea College of art in London. Prior to his academic studies, he worked as master mason at the Gothic Cathedral of Schwabisch Gmuend in South Germany. Architecture always has influenced his work, which was the main reason for moving to London, to develop a practice very much inspired by the city that constantly inspires, challenges, and informs his work. His work explores the physical balance of the built environment, using architectural references as well as sculptural volumes of physical material. This balance is also represented in the relationship between form and surface of a sculpture. Altenburger often uses texture and colour to manipulate surfaces, adding a further layer of information to a sculptural form. Altenburger often works in heavy materials, mainly steel and stone. Many of his works are in the public domain, where he developed site-specific works for both private and public clients.
Due to the scale of his works, Altenburger regularly works with quarries and Granite / Marble factories.
He recently concluded a large scale sculpture project for Volkswagen UK.
Altenburger has shown his work extensively in Europe and overseas.
Recent exhibitions include On Form at Asthall Manor, LAREs (Saima University , Lappeenranta), Finland and Sculpture in the city 2015/16 , City of London.
- Categories: Architectural/Monumental/Relief, Installation/Land/Site-specific, Water
- Materials: Granite/Marble/Stone, Steel, Wood/Paper
- Location: London