matchstick men by wolfgang stiller
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mar 05, 2013
matchstick men by wolfgang stiller


‘matchstick men’ by wolfgang stiller
all images courtesy the artist and python gallery

 

 

wolfgang stiller: burnout
python gallery, zurich
running from march 8th through to april 20th, 2013

 

german artist wolfgang stiller will be presenting his charming charred portraits as part of an exhibition entitled ‘burnout’ at python gallery in zurich,
on from the 8th of march through to the 20th of april, 2013. either laid to rest in their very own matchbox coffins or splayed about the exhibition space,
the blackened matches reference worn out – or more so burned out human beings. the work started from the various head molds and bamboo wood
sitting in the artist’s studio which were left over from a movie production in china while he was residing in beijing. experimenting with the two
elements resulted in an eclectic crowd of literal matchstick men. 

 

 

 

 


either laid to rest in their very own matchbox coffins or splayed about the exhibition space, the blackened matches reference worn out – or more so burned out human beings
image © achim kukulies

 

 


image © achim kukulies

 

 


the work started from the various head molds and bamboo wood sitting in the artist’s studio which were left over from a movie production in china while he was residing in beijing
image © achim kukulies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


playing around with head mold and bamboo elements resulted in an eclectic crowd of literal matchstick men

 

 


the building process behind the matchstick men

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