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Thomas Röthel - Untitled, 2016

  

Thomas Röthel - Untitled, 2016
Relief printing on handmade paper
92 x 68 cm

The artist Thomas Röthel (1969, Ansbach) is basically known for his works made of steel, which, despite the hardness of the material, appear as filigree sculptures. For some time now, the material paper has also exerted a certain fascination on him. Here completely new aspects arise in his oeuvre. The artist says about his works: "In the works on paper, views and breakthroughs through and into the multi-layered handmade paper are created. Energy and force meet the previously so pure, untouched surface - penetrate it, so that at the edges of the resulting "craters", connections, almost fusions of the paper are created. The individual layers become one unit."

Röthel's view of his works seems almost philosophical and shows once again how the artist can create a sensitive, artistic world from simple materials such as steel or paper.

Thomas Röthel - Ohne Titel, 2016, Prägedruck auf Büttenpapier, 92 x 68 cm.

Thomas Röthel - Ohne Titel, 2016, Prägedruck auf Büttenpapier, 92 x 68 cm. (Gerahmt)

Thomas Röthel - Ohne Titel, 2016, Prägedruck auf Büttenpapier, 92 x 68 cm. (Detail)

Thomas Röthel - Ohne Titel, 2016, Prägedruck auf Büttenpapier, 92 x 68 cm. (Detail)

Thomas Röthel - Ohne Titel, 2016, Prägedruck auf Büttenpapier, 92 x 68 cm. (Detail)

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.