Stephan’s sculpting of wire hangers is not just the sculpting of a painter, sculptor, multi media artist or learned craftsman; it has its own personality.
His wiremen are the opposite of conventional sculptures they trace movements and positions; they are interpretations of an imaginary figurative expression. They overcome the traditional boundaries of drawing and sculpting. It is the concept of space as well as the restriction to the seemingly flat surface that charges his works.
The wiremen reflect a visual moment with a great simplicity of lines even when they may have been twisted and warped. They are a demonstration of lines that penetrate space that need no interpretation or explanation. They are what they are and are immediately understood, intuitively and sensually, that is why they might be called abstract realism.
Each Wireman Box measures 20.6cm x 20.6cm