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Roman Johann Strobl: Sculpture "Jurist"

Roman Johann Strobl:
Sculpture "Jurist"

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Replica| Artificial Casting | Woodfinish | painted by hand | Size 9.5 x 33 x 8 cm (W/H/D)

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Roman Johann Strobl: Sculpture "Jurist"

The sculptor Johann Strobl creates delicate and expressive sculptures from massive wood with a help of a chain saw. Yes, his feeling of the material and the virtuous skillfulness in work with a saw, enable him to create shockingly precise portraits, as it happened at Expo 2000, when he shocked the audience with creating Gerhard Schroeder's portrait out of a wood massive.

This occupation portait shows a profession in a cheerful way: a lawyer, able to juggle with laws and paragrphs in a humorous way shows which wood he is made from.

Replica of a delicate wooden sculpture. Polymer artificial casting in wood finish, partly hand painted. Size 9.5 x 33 x 8 cm (W/H/D).

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Roman Johann Strobl* 1951, Austrian sculptor

The Hanover-based sculptor and painter Roman Johann Strobl has made a primarily name for himself with his delicate as well as expressive and cheerful and dynamic wood sculptures among art collectors and gallery owners.

1951-born Austrian comes from a traditional family of woodcarvers. At the age of 14, he learned the craft of wood carving in his father's factory. In order to deepen its capabilities, Strobl studied sculpture under Professor Sebastian Cosamale Italian Todi. It was followed by numerous trips to the Middle East, to India and to the roots of Greek mythology in Crete, the sustained inspired the artist in the choice of subjects of his sculptural work.

Strobl experimented with a wide variety of techniques and materials, where the stone sculpture increasingly at the Centre of his artistic career moved a long time. In 1997 he turned to again forever wood as a means of expression, but no longer with the carving knife, but with the electric chain saw with which he incredibly precise created his objects like no other.

Roman Johann Strobl in Action Strobl Œuvre in addition to a number of expressive picture cycles on canvas as well as drawings sculptures made of wood, marble and stone. Since the mid-80s, his works are regularly represented at exhibitions in Germany and Austria. His sculptural work in the public space (Kunst am Bau) presented on buildings in Munich, Hanover and in Austria.

Moreover Strobl was seen at Chainsaw performances, so among other things in the Austrian Pavilion at the EXPO 2000 in Hannover and in Ahrensburg (2001), where he portrayed the Italian sculptor Bruno Bruni.

A plastic work of sculptural art made of wood, stone, ivory, bronze or other metals.

While sculptures from wood, ivory or stone are made directly from the block of material, for bronze casting a working model is prepared at first. Usually it is made of clay or other easily shaped materials.

The prime time of sculpture after the Roman antiquity was the Renaissance. Impressionism gave a new impulse to the sculptural arts. Also the contemporary artists, such as Jorg Immendorf, Andora, and Markus Lupertz enriched the sculpture with outstanding works.

Collective term for all casting processes that ars mundi carries out with the help of specialized art foundries.

Cast stone
Equivalent of artificial marble, with the difference that the substitute stone in powder form is used instead of marble powder.

Cold cast bronze
Bronze powder bound by a polymer. By special polishing and patination techniques the surface of the casting gets a look that corresponds to the bronze.

ARA wooden copy
In order to guarantee absolute fidelity to the original, an artificially manufactured imitation wood is used as a base material which has typical wood characteristics: density, workability, color and surface structure.

Ceramic casting
As a rule castable clay is used in ceramic casting, which then is fired and possibly glazed. Plaster molds are often used instead of the usual rubber molds in ceramic casting and in porcelain production.

Bronze casting
In this case, the thousand-year-old lost-wax technique is used. It's the best, but also the most complex method of producing sculptures.

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