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Werner Pokorny

back and forth
© Werner Pokorny / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Werner Pokorny

hin und her / back and forth, 2018

Steel burned out (ST 37)
21 × 34,5 × 14 cm

(POKORW/S 183)

€ 1.800
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Edition: 7 + 1 copies
Literature: catalog raisonné no. 1080/2018/6/S

Werner Pokorny has established a firm position among contemporary German sculptors with his concise and independent
sculptures, Werner Pokorny has established a firm position for himself among contemporary German sculptors. Abstraction,
geometry and material meaning on the one hand and the recognizability of the symbolic objects on the other.
objects in his works made of steel as well as in his works made of wood.
a perfect symbiosis. From the mid-1980s, steel was added as a design tool, enabling the sculptor to give the works larger and more expansive dimensions in clear forms. Cut steel plates, smooth surfaces and hard edges, are welded together with technically perfect precision. In combination with the oxidized rust patina of the corten steel, they convey novel visual impressions. Concentration on an elementary formal language proves to be the unifying element in Pokorny's work. Shapes, such as house, vessel, ribs, sphere, or bowl, are linked together in constantly reinvented combinations. Hollowing out or breaking through and thus the dialectic of inside and outside, above and below, stability and instability, as well as the tension between object-related and abstract characterize his works.
The steel work " hin und her, I" (2008) formally invites the viewer to sensually trace the steady rhythm and dynamics of the back-and-forth swaying movement process.
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