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Christoph Finkel

Christoph Finkel Wood sculptor
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German, English, French
Hours:
Wednesday to Friday 14:00 - 17:00
Phone:
+49 8324 973 8223
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The will of wood

  • • Christoph uses wood turning to create large symmetric shapes
  • • The shapes are naturally altered during the drying process
  • • Every piece is as unique as the tree the wood came from

Crafts have always been a means to an end for Christoph Finkel. “I have been practicing and learning about traditional wood working techniques in my father’s wainwright workshop ever since I can remember” however, despite the classical background “it was never an option for me to train as a carpenter or cabinetmaker, as I wanted to experiment with the freedom of expression within the material”. Studies in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg allowed for the longed-for creative freedom. This propelled him in the direction of a remarkable artistic expression in wood, which has seen him be awarded with the Bavarian, as well as the Hessian State Prize. Christoph Finkel’s bowls, gyratory bodies, at times with an almost sliced appearance, are fine examples of creative genius.

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Works

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Photo: © Christoph Finkel
Lichtgestalt

This sculpture was hand turned from a single piece of a 150 year old pear tree from Christoph’s village in the German alps. The final shape was reached after a few days, when the wood dried completely. Christoph carefully sources every piece of wood he uses from his natural surroundings.

Height 19 cm
Depth 19 cm
Width 37 cm

Photo: © Christoph Finkel
Versuchung

This sculpture was hand turned from a single piece of a 100 year old apple tree from Christoph’s village in the German alps. The final shape was reached after a few days, when the wood dried completely. Christoph carefully sources every piece of wood he uses from his natural surroundings.

Height 18 cm
Width 43 cm

Photo: © Christoph Finkel
No.34/2017

This sculpture was hand turned from a single piece of a 150 year old pear tree from Christoph’s village in the German alps. The final shape was reached after a few days, when the wood dried completely. Christoph carefully sources every piece of wood he uses from his natural surroundings.

Height 23 cm
Width 47 cm

Photo: © Christoph Finkel
No. 22/2019

The sycamore maple used to create this hand turned sculpture was 300 years old when it was taken down by an avalanche in the German Alps. Thanks to the rough climate, it had been growing slow and strong, which is shown by its surface.

Height 28 cm
Width 42.5 cm

Photo: ©Tobias Burger
Flügel

This sculpture was hand turned from a single piece of a 150 year old pear tree from Christoph’s village in the German alps. The final shape was reached after a few days, when the wood dried completely. Christoph carefully sources every piece of wood he uses from his natural surroundings.

Height 27 cm
Width 59 cm

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