Leo Wirth:
Sculpture "Modern Life" (2021), bronze
Leo Wirth:
Sculpture "Modern Life" (2021), bronze

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 99 copies | numbered | signed | foundry hallmark | certificate | bronze | chased | polished | patinated | size 24 x 14.5 x 13.5 cm (h/w/d) | weight approx. 3.1 kg

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Sculpture "Modern Life" (2021), bronze
Leo Wirth: Sculpture "Modern Life" (2021), bronze

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Sculpture "Modern Life" (2021), bronze

"It's the details that count" is the mantra of sculptor Leo Wirth, and each of his works makes it obvious how serious he is about this. That also applies to his depiction of everyday people, which he is particularly interested in; people that any of us might meet on the street.

"Modern Life" shows this par excellence: the young couple appears ordinary and emphatically contemporary in every respect, and yet, it is worked in detail far beyond clothing, accessories, fabric structure and drapery. Because when Wirth talks about the details that matter, he does not just mean the craftsmanship but, above all, the implementation of the smallest, precisely observed gestures, which he picks up on and makes visible in the work of art. It is the young man's casual gait, his arm casually draped over his companion's shoulder, and her confidently roaming gaze that really brings "Modern Life" to life. It is obviously a couple "at eye level", who - whether in friendship or in love - feel they belong together and walk through life with great affection for each other.

Bronze sculpture, cast using the Lost-Wax-Process, chiselled by hand, polished and patinated. On a concrete base. Limited edition of 99 copies, numbered, signed and hallmarked with the foundry stamp. With numbered certificate of authenticity and limitation. Size incl. pedestal approx. 24 x 14,5 x 13.5 cm (w/h/d). Weight approx. 3.1 kg. ars mundi Exclusive Edition.

Artist Leo Wirth at work

About Leo Wirth

"It's the details that count" is the motto of sculptor Leo Wirth, and in each of his works, it is obvious how seriously he means it.

Leo Wirth works figuratively. With great dedication to detail, his works (portraits of people, fountain sculptures, religious and mythological motifs such as St. Francis or the Roman fertility goddess Ceres) come alive.

The same applies to his depiction of everyday people, which he is particularly interested in; people that any of us might run into on the street. His sculptures deal with human strengths and weaknesses and the challenges of life. It is easy to recognise oneself in those small, often humorous everyday life scenes. In their skilful execution, the realistic but also expressive sculptures are inviting to contemplate and reflect.

Leo Wirth, born in 1956, graduated from the technical school for wood and stone sculpture in Elbigenalp/Tyrol in 1989 as the best graduate of his year. Afterwards, he decided to start his own business as a freelance sculptor. His success proved him right. Today his large sculptures can be found in public places in Dorum by the North Sea ("Deicharbeiter") to Isny in the Allgäu ("Neidhammelbrunnen").

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