For the first show in 2021, Galerie Zink is proud to present ‚Rudolf Bott: plus quam…‘. Here we take you behind the scenes to the artist’s workshop. In this exhibition, Rudolf Bott presents a series of smaller sculptures alongside three large scale works that explore what a table is and could be to the artist. Each work is undoubtedly considered a table – a surface elevated from the floor. But each interpretation is wildly different.
The end results exemplify the genius of Rudolf Bott’s creative mind in the realm of ’silversmith‘ and ‚craft‘. Tables are one of the most basic and crucial pieces of furniture in most households, and for this exhibition, the artist has truly dissolved the boundaries between art and utilitarian objects.
I can go on and on about the remarkable works Rudolf Bott has presented for this exhibition, but for now, just a sneak peek into the work that goes in to create one of the works in the series „Tischobjekt“ – a table made of one tonne of steel, with zero joints.
Opening: February 2021
Galerie Zink, Waldkirchen
Rudolf Bott is one of the most outstanding German silversmiths of his generation and the recipient of many prestigious awards. He initially trained as a goldsmith in the workshop of G.A. Korff of Hanau from 1972 and studied at The National Design Academy, Hanau in 1978, and at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts in 1983 under the tutelage of Prof. Hermann Jünger from 1993-89. In between he worked in the studios of Hermann Kunkler in Raesfeld, Max Pollinger in Munich Giampaolo Babetto in Aqua Petrarca, Italy before setting up his own workshop in 1989. Now working independently, Bott creates conceptually complex and philosophical works that straddle fine art and craft from his workshop in the countryside of Bavaria, Germany.