Artist profile

Lun Tuchnowski

Lun Tuchnowski was master student of Robert Jacobsen and has been strongly affected by him. He combines two different sculptural ideas of the 20th century in his sculptures:

Geometrically orientated shapes engage in compositions with organic shapes and through that they “almost passionately let the seemingly contradictory compete and communicate with each other” (Lothar Romain).

His three-dimensional formations are settled between constructive body and organic growth and they distinguish themselves through their fragile balance. The form language is often of physical character: single parts reach into space, break through bodies or take on functions of opening, closing or compacting. From the early 1990s Tuchnowksi has deepened his reference to architecture which becomes visible in the artistic combination of fully three-dimensional and architectonic elements.

Biography

1946
Born 1946 in Deiningen, Germany
1967–71
Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich (Master student of Robert Jacobsen)
1976–80
Assistant at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich for Gerd Winner
1980–81
Scholarship at the British Council London
1981–83
Lecturer at the Royal Danish Art Academy in Copenhagen
1993
Winner of the Robert-Jacobsen-Award of the Foundation Würth
Present
Lives and works in Munich

Selected exhibitions

2013
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2007
Neue Galerie, Dachau; Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2003
Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna
2002
Galerie Denise Rene, Paris
1998
Galerie Zellermeyer, Berlin