26.05.19 – 03.11.19

Ernst Gamperl – Dialogue with wood

Logo Ernst Gamperl – Dialogue with wood
Logo Ernst Gamperl – Dialogue with wood
Photo: Niklas Goslar; Bernhard Spöttel
Wood is the great passion of the internationally renowned German artist and wood turner Ernst Gamperl, and the craft of wood turning is experiencing an upsurge in popularity because of his exhibitions – even as far away as Japan and Korea. He creates his vessels out of green (or “wet”) wood, and one of his fascinating techniques is to let the natural drying process help shape the pieces. Ernst Gamperl seeks to enter into a dialogue with the living material, working with strong shapes and embracing unpredictability. He therefore deliberately integrates cracks and fractures, knots and irregularities into his designs. As an artist in wood who often works at the very limit of what is technically feasible, he creates large-scale sculptures with a unique creative quality.

His “Tree of Life” project, which is based on and inspired by a 230-year-old oak tree that was felled in a storm, is being premiered at the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur. In a process lasting ten years, Gamperl has transformed the entire, massive tree into a unique collection of diverse vessels and objects.

Media conference

Friday, 24 May 2019 – 11 a.m. 
With an introduction to the exhibition and a joint tour of the exhibition.

Please send a brief confirmation to Media Relations if you wish to attend. 


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