Skip to main content
|
Intro

Thomas Röthel - Cabinet Exhibition

until

Between the 28th of April and the 1st of July, bromer kunst is presenting an exhibition of the renowned German artist Thomas Röthel (*1969 Ansbach) at its Blockhaus Experimental Space. Steel sculptures and works on paper are placed amidst each other to emphasize Röthels characteristic play of contrasts between lightness and heaviness.

Exhibition views

Ausstellungsansicht von Thomas Röthels «Kabinettausstellung» im Blockhaus Experimental Space.

Ausstellungsansicht von Thomas Röthels «Kabinettausstellung» im Blockhaus Experimental Space.

Ausstellungsansicht von Thomas Röthels «Kabinettausstellung» im Blockhaus Experimental Space.

Ausstellungsansicht von Thomas Röthels «Kabinettausstellung» im Blockhaus Experimental Space.

About Exhibition
About Exhibition

A group of seven small and medium-sized, massive steel sculptures placed on plinths are raised up prominently throughout the exhibition space. Röthel transforms heavy steel into delicate, seemingly fragile forms, which convey dynamism and lightness. His virtuous treatment of steel seems to defy its solidity, making the works appear flexible and soft. Monumental sculptures of the artist can also be seen in the outdoor areas and gardens of bromer kunst.

In an apparent opposition to the steel sculptures, six works on paper are presented within the exhibition. With the raw aesthetics of the white monochrome paper and the violent perforations of its surface, these works have more in common with the exhibited sculptures than they seem to at first sight.

Röthels playful, however precise and thought-through exploration of these two materials generates a distinctive palette of textures. These may vary between smooth, rough, velvety and grainy. Röthels sculptures invite the viewer to move through the show, in order to explore his works from different angles. This also allows the discovery of new perspectives and new associations regarding the works on paper.

Exhibited works
About artist
Thomas Röthel
Ansbach, 1969

Thomas Röthel was born in 1969 in Ansbach (Germany). After his education as wood sculptor he studied from 1992 to 1998 at the Art Academy in Nürmberg in Prof. Johannes P. Hölzinger's class. Today Röthel's signature material consists in solid steal; he transforms the material into delicate, seemingly fragile plastics. His steal sculptures vary according to the perspective they are observed from, therefore they are constantly subtly influenced by different lights and spatial perception.