The works of the Düsseldorf sculptor Jörg Wiele can rarely be found in traditional exhibitions and museums. Instead, they are mostly located out in the open, forming a backdrop to people’s everyday lives and bringing together architecture and art in a distinctly symbiotic way. Each sculpture has a unique relationship with its surroundings, a fact that makes their location in front of or inside buildings highly significant.
Wiele’s kinetic sculptures appear both light and solid. With their complex shapes, they often reveal themselves to be ingenious technical constructions full of energy, power, and presence.
This catalog presents a comprehensive overview of the artist’s oeuvre, uniting blueprints, drawings, photomontages, and models to elucidate the essential stages of his creative process from preliminary sketches to the final sculpture. It also features large-format plates that document the exact location of each work of art.