Klaus von Kreutziger

Short profile

Perfectly shaped. – Klaus von Kreutziger’s highly aesthetic bronze and wood sculptures are made for eternity. Starting decades ago with wodden intarsia, the artist ventured over time into ever more complex 3D realms, working meticulously for months until his ideas and visions are born as perfectly shaped sculptures and bodies. Amazingly, when creating sculptures, Klaus relies on his naked eye and on his hands alone, not on any computer. Thereby, the trained engineer and cello-soloist is concerned with more than aesthetics. Under his hands, abstract ideas are shaped into matter, undergo a spatial evolution and, finally, become concrete. His art is kind of a dialog between spirit and matter. The strictly mathematical and geometric merge fluently into bodies with platonic appearance, which, despite or precisely because of their simplicity, always surprise. There is an inner logic of perfect alignment and shape, based upon the interplay between technical know-how and deep understanding of the laws of harmony. In the end, the artist is concerned with essential philosophical questions, but also with encounter in a broad sense.

Klaus has exhibited his works of art in numerous exhibitions in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria.

Statement

»An essential, hidden source of inspiration for my language of forms lies in Nature, with all its visible and inherent creative powers.«

Klaus von Kreutziger

Convergence

Video of the sculpture «Soft Encounter IV» (Zarte Annäherung IV) by Klaus von Kreutziger, presented at WBB GALLERY

Biographical Sketch

  • 1941: born in Bregenz, Austria
  • 1960: Diploma as mechanical engineer, then working for several years at Sulzer company
  • 1967: Completion of a four-year study as a professional musician (cello), then working with Radioorchester Beromünster
  • 1970: Begin of a more than three decades lasting career as a cello soloist with Radiosinfonieorchester Basel and other orchestra
  • 2002: Independant artist, with focus on wood and bronce sculptures

Exhibitions

  • 2020: Galerie Piazza Allschwil, Switzerland
  • 2020: Mixtura, WBB Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2019: thomas weyl art, Ettingen, Switzerland
  • 2018: Kulturwerk Ettingen, Switzerland
  • 2017: Transformation, WBB Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2017: Galerie Hammer, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2017: Sharity Gallery, Lutry (VD), Switzerland
  • 2016: Spital Dornach, Switzerland
  • 2015: Galerie Hammer, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2014: Künstlerhaus Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz, Austria
  • 2014: Montreux Art Gallery, Montreux, Switzerland
  • 2014: Messe Sindelfingen, Germany
  • 2014: Galerie Stadtatelier Urban Hajek, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2013: Galerie Hammer, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2013: Galerie Kunsthalle, St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 2012: Galerie JetztOderNie, Flüh bei Basel, Switzerland
  • 2011: Messe Nürnberg, Germany
  • 2011: Galerie Kunsthalle, St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 2009: Gruppenausstellung, Galerie JetztOderNie, Flüh bei Basel, Switzerland
  • 1979: Gruppenausstellung mit Holz-Intarsien, Basel, Switzerland
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