Artist | Jürgen E. Stolte

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About the work (english / deutsch)

About the work (english / deutsch)

Little did Albert Jones realize, when he discovered the process of corrugating paper over 100 years ago, that today a young artist from Frankfurt, Germany would be using this product as the primary material for his art. After studying classical painting and drawing with Werner Boettinger, a student of famed German expressionist painters Beckmann and Junghans, Stolte began his search for a material that could express both his socio-political ideas as well as his artistic vision.

It was a case of pure serendipity that brought Juergen together with corrugated for the first time in 1983. At that time, the studio where he painted was located adjacent to a corrugating factory and Stolte's fascination with the plant, the process, and the material proved to be the answer to his search. Corrugated is first and foremost an environmentally friendly product. It is both imminently recyclable itself as well as being made almost exclusively from recyecled materials. Secondly its history as an artistic medium is virtually non-existent, thereby giving Stolte the freedom to create and explore an entire New World.

Corrugated is a material without pretension or lofty aspirations, while art is arguably the most valued product of human civilization. This combination of the mighty and the meek suits the convictions of Juergen Stolte very well. Lastly, corrugated consists of layers, and it is the investigation of the question "what lies beneath"' that ultimately fuels the artistic drive of Juergen Stolte.

The majority of Stolte's early works consisted largely of a combination of painting, drawing and decollage. Where simple collage is basically an additive process decollage is a combination of both additive and subtractive techniques. Areas of the chosen medium are first ripped or burnt away, revealing the previously hidden layers, the material is then drawn or painted upon.

In the early 90's Stolte began experimenting with the creation of large-scale sculpture. He began by first laminating hundreds of sheets of corrugated together to form large blocks. Then, with the use of a high powered chain saw and his fertile imagination, he began carving these blocks into sculptures. Sometimes the results were simply humorous charicatures of familiar references to everyday life. Other times, they are dignified introspective giants carved from so many bits and pieces of paper salvaged from our throwaway world.

Stolte has gained respect for his work both amongst members of the art community as well as those directly involved in the corrugated industry. His exhibition schedule during the last 15 years reveals an equal balance between gallery, museum, and public art exhibitions on the one hand and corrugated trade shows and conferences on the other.

This acceptance by both the art and business world is an unusual status for an artist to hold and it is one that Stolte is particularly proud of. Like the material that he has chosen to employ, the work of Juergen Stolte can be viewed on many levels. At first glance it can be seen as a playful humorous, curiosity, but "what lies beneath" is this artist's ongoing exploration into the complexity and mystery of human relationships.


JUERGEN E.STOLTE – Über seine Arbeit
Er ist ein sensibler Beobachter, der die Schichtung der Persönlichkeiten seiner Umwelt in Decollagemanier aufzeigt, die Tiefe ihres Wesens hinterfragt und mit der geschichteten Struktur des Materials Wellpappe zum Ausdruck bringt.
Wie mit einem Skalpell bearbeitet Jürgen E. Stolte den Werkstoff Wellpappe, skizziert, schneidet, reißt und malt auf den Untergrund der Pappe, um Körpersprache, Wesenszüge und Gefühle hervorzuheben.

Ein weiteres Beispiel seines künstlerischen Ausdrucks zeigen seine Skulpturen, die ebenfalls aus Wellpappe gefertigt, mit einer Kettensäge bearbeitet werden und mit der zerrissenen Oberfläche des Materials Assoziationen archaischer Strukturen menschlichen Daseins wecken.

Jürgen E. Stolte ist Autodidakt, arbeitet in Gernsheim/Deutschland, Chicago/ USA und in Conegliano/Italien und lebt seit 1999 als freischaffender Maler und Bildhauer in Groß-Rohrheim.

Zahlreiche Ausstellungen für namhafte Galerien sowie Auftragsarbeiten für Papierkonzerne und private Sponsoren dokumentieren sein künstlerisches Schaffenswerk.

Exhibitions (selection)

Exhibitions (selection)

1983 Kieler Woche, Kiel
1986 "Hinweise", Heimatmuseum Gernsheim
1986 Institut für technische Form, Darmstadt
1987 Spielplatzentwürfe, Gernsheim
1988 Edition Grund, Gernsheim
1988 "Vorstellung", Kunsthaus Wiesbaden
1989 "Ex+Hopp", Werkbund Frankfurt
1989 "Off-Line", Frankfurt-New York
1989 "Wellen", Verband der Wellpappenindustrie, Wiesbaden
1991 "Decollagen in Wellpappe", Galerie im Keller-Klub, Schloß Darmstadt
1992 "Decollagen und Plastiken", Zewawell AG & Co.KG, Mannheim
1992 "Decollagen und Objekte", Lutz Verpackungen, Boblingen
1992 "Decollagen in Wellpappe", Altes Rathaus Dorningheim
1992 "Decollagen und Plastiken", Zewawell AG & Co.KG, Minden
1993 "Papierkunst", Stadtgarten Mannheim
1993 "Decollagen und Plastiken", Sportpark Bensheim
1993 "Decollagen", Galerie Kunst & Buch, Rimbach
1993 "Tag der Wellpappen", Interpack Düsseldorf
1993 "Decollagen und Grobplastiken", Prowell, Landau
1993 "Papierkunst", Stadtgarten Mannheim
1993 "Gruppenausstellung Rheingold", Gernsheim
1994 "Tag der Wellpappen", Leipzig
1994 "Edition Grund", Gernsheim
1994 "Eröffnung Kunstmeile", Mannheim
1994 "Landesmuseum für Arbeit und Technik", Mannheim
1994 "Kreissparkasse Böblingen"
1994 "Corrugated 1994", Paris
1995 "Galerie der Software AG", Darmstadt
1995 "Atelierstage", Lahr/Schwarzwald
1995 "Skulpturenpark Prowell", Landau
1995 "Galerie im Turmtheater", Regensburg
1995 "Corrugated Suplies", Chigago
1995 "Carol Jones Gallery", Chigago
1996 "Kunstverein Villa Streccius", Landau
1996 "Carol Jones Gallery", Chicago
1996 "Museums Center", Cincinnati
1996 "AICC Meeting", Palm Dessert
1996 "AICC Meeting", Chicago
1997 "Solomon & Solomon Gallery", Chicago
1997 "Pride Container", Chicago
1998 "Gary Marks Gallery", Chicago
1997 "Solomon & Solomon Gallery", Chicago
1997 "Tast of Chicago", Chicago
1997 "Chanel ll", Chicago
1997 "SPARGO Collection", Chicago
1997 "Corrugated 98", Paris
1999 "SPARGO Collection", Chicago
1999 "Kulturtage Südhessen"
1999 "Landratsamt Groß-Gerau", Groß-Gerau
1999 "Decollagen & Objekte", Burg
1999 "Prowell"
1999 "Begegnungen", Lille
1999 "Prowell"
2000 "FEFCO", Kongresshalle, Hamburg
2000 "Boeing", Airportkonferenzcenter, Frankfurt
2000 "Decollagen" - E96, Hamburg
2000 "Kulturtage Südhessen"
2000 Eröffnung Kunsthaus "Alte Schule", Groß-Rohrheim

Collections

Collections

Sammlung Lutz-Verpackung Herrenberg
Sammlung Prowell-Papierverarbeitung
Bhs-Corrugated Weiherhammer
Spago-West Hollywood
Sammlung Prowell - France
Gary Marx Gallery Chicago

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Exhibitions in artist-info 2 (S 1/ G 1) Did show together with - Top 5 of 26 artists
(no. of shows) - all shows - Top 100
Uta Belina Waeger (1)- 4
Hannelore Weitbrecht (1)- 3
Andreas von Weizsäcker (1)- 37
Günther Uecker (1)- 381
Frank Maibier (1)- 15
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Curators 0
artist-info records Sep 1998 - Nov 2005
Countries - Top 2 of 2
Germany (1)
United States (1)
Cities 2 - Top of 2
Wiesbaden (1)
Chicago (1)
Venues (no. of shows ) Top 2 of 2
Solomon & Solomon Gallery (1)
Künstlerverein Walkmühle (1)
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Künstlerverein Walkmühle G Oct 2005 - Nov 2005 Wiesbaden (12) +0
Solomon & Solomon Gallery S Sep 1998 - Oct 1998 Chicago (2) +1