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Stefanie Welk

Welk, Stefanie

German sculptur, *1972


1992 – 1999 Study of Psychology at the University of Heidelberg

1999 work as a freelance artist

2001 Study of „Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness“ at California Insitute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, USA

2002 Space in the tense athmosphere of architecture, design and art“: Teaching assignment at the Akademie für Gestaltung Rhein-Neckar. During the interdisciplinary workshop with students an experimental installation was created

2005 „Thought-Order – Thought-Chaos”: Teaching assignment at the Junior-Akademie Adelsheim, Science Academy Baden-Württemberg

2011 artistic exploration with the principals of permaculture for creating alternative living facilities. Several travels to Greece.

2013 opening of the studio in Mannheim

2016 working stay in Bangalore, India

About the artist

BETWEEN SPACE AND MATTER

Since 1992, Stefanie Welk has primarily been working with the materials steel and wire, which she transforms into a plastic shape by bending, knotting, and welding. From her causal study of the representation of people, she expanded her work by dealing with the interaction between humans and space. The artistic perspective considers both the social as well as the metaphorical space that is characterised by movement and dynamics as much as it is by force fields and power lines.

In Stefanie Welk’s works, metal is thus also the light and air-permeable medium for spiritual currents from which their characters are imbued and that also radiate due to the powerful design language. Due to their delicate nature, many of the sculptures also appeared as drawings in the space that describe both their own volume as well as the surrounding field connect to it.

Contemporary issues of modern society, such as networking, upheaval, and the urge to always to grow are consistently recognised across the various work groups. Since 2004, Stefanie Welk has been dedicated to the public space, from which numerous large sculptures were created in order to enter into diverse correspondence due to their surface texture and dimensionality with existing lighting conditions, day and night.


Art

Immersion, 2017
Im Sturm, 2018
Matter of Spirit, 2017
No Where - Now Here, 2018
Undine, 2018
Stefanie Welk, Immersion, 2017

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Immersion, 2017

Gallery program Contemporary arts

Artwork Steel wire

Technique lacquered

Dimensions 40 x 40 x 40 cm

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Stefanie Welk, Im Sturm, 2018

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Im Sturm, 2018

Gallery program Contemporary arts

Artwork annealed Steel wire

Technique steel

Dimensions 65 x 60 x 48 cm

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Stefanie Welk, Matter of Spirit, 2017

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Matter of Spirit, 2017

Gallery program Contemporary arts

Artwork Plastic art

Technique steel

Dimensions 54 x 34 x 30 cm

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Stefanie Welk, No Where - Now Here, 2018

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No Where - Now Here, 2018

Gallery program Contemporary arts

Artwork Cooper wire

Technique lacquered

Dimensions 155 x 70 x 40 cm

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Stefanie Welk, Undine, 2018

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Undine, 2018

Gallery program Contemporary arts

Artwork annealed Steel wire

Technique steel

Dimensions 183 x 70 x 44 cm

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