Dieter Finke:
Sculpture "The Shaman", bronze
Dieter Finke:
Sculpture "The Shaman", bronze

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 199 copies | numbered | signed | hallmarked | bronze + diabase | handmade | polished | patinated | dimensions 94 x 19 cm (h/w)| weight 18 kg

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Sculpture "The Shaman", bronze
Dieter Finke: Sculpture "The Shaman", bronze

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Sculpture "The Shaman", bronze

Finke graduated from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Berlin and was a master-class student of Paul Dierkes and Renée Sintenis. He understood like no other, the visualisation of the spirit that animates the outer shell. He gave his sculpture drama and expressiveness. The interplay of candlelight and open fire provides a magical liveliness to Finke's creation: Is the spirit of the shaman returning from his flight across primaeval landscapes? The flight of his soul into the supersensible spirit world gives him the power to banish evil spirits or make good spirits favourable to people. Since time immemorial, shamans have been putting themselves into ecstatic trances through drumming and self-hypnosis. They are sending their subconscious on a magical journey to heaven. The religious roots of shamanism and the healing powers of those witch doctors can be traced back to the Stone Age, the roots of humanity. Bird-like creature from another world that opens the view into the depths of our soul and an unknown past.

Limited world edition 199 copies. ars mundi Exclusive Edition made of fine bronze. Hand-cast using the Lost-Wax-Process, hand-polished and patinated, with artist's signature and foundry hallmark. Total height 94 cm, width 19 cm. Diabase base 20 x 15 x 20 cm (w/h/d). Weight 18 kg.

About Dieter Finke

1939-2011 - Sculptor

Born in Berlin in 1939, Dieter Finke found his artistic expression already at an early age. From 1959 to 1965 he studied sculpture under Paul Dierkes and Renee Sintenis at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Berlin. Since then, he has constantly expanded and changed his creative approach to material and colour, form and space. His wood and bronze sculptures are reduced to the essential. This is especially evident in his filigree animal sculptures, where the shape is hinted at rather than filled in, leaving a space for the viewer's imagination.

Finke lived and worked alternately in Berlin and New York. His enormous creative power did not shy away from painting, drawings, picture objects and photo collages, resulting in an extensive oeuvre exhibited in famous galleries in Berlin, Hanover, Hamburg and New York.

Dieter Finke passed away in 2011.