A few months ago we visited Rudolf Bott at his studio. The artist showed us around as he worked on some pieces. And he shared a bit of insight about his philosophy towards art, craft, and our modern individualistic culture. How do we relate to the physical world now with the convenience of technology?
Check the short video below to take a look at his workshop, and hear him share some pearls of wisdom!
The exhibition is officially open from last weekend, and will be open until April 18. His works are shown alongside Paul Kooiker’s photography for this duration as well.
And for a look behind the scenes for one of the works, a 1000kg steel table, check our previous blog post here
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.