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Elisabeth Wagner

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Elisabeth Wagner
1954Born in Neuenstadt a. K.
1983BDI (Federation of German Industries) sponsorship award
1984Karl Schmidt-Rottluff scholarship
1987Scholarship of the Art Foundation Baden-Württemberg
1991Working scholarship of the Kunstfonds e.V. Bonn
1991-92Substitute professor at the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe
1992-95Artistic assistant at the Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg, head of the class for basic teaching
1995-96Scholarship of the city of Bremerhaven
1996Professor for Basic Teaching, Fine Arts, Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts, Kiel
since 2006Professor of Sculpture (Sculpture/Installation/Space Concept) Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts, Kiel
The sculptural concept of Elisabeth Wagner spans the wide range from abstracted and objectless forms and objects such as the "Klunkers" or "glass beads" to portrait busts, figures or horses inspired by a real world or pictorial world. In recent years, portrait busts have been created in which the sculptor borrows portraits known to art history from works by Old Masters (by Petrus Christus, Albrecht Dürer, Jan van Eyck, Jean Fouquet, Francisco de Goya, Rembrandt and Velázquez). Removed from two-dimensionality, the portraits, modeled in plaster and painted, now appear in spatial plastic dimension. They are subject to a considerable process of transformation, both in format and in the treatment of materials and colors. Elisabeth Wagner thus ignores her models without abandoning their identity. This approach corresponds to the parallel created sculptural objects and forms. 
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