Fabian Ewert sculpting wood
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Wood & Art

Wood, a living, organic substance, has distinctive properties that trigger positive visual and haptic sensations.
This special material appeal is the main focus of my work.
I therefore deliberately choose wood with discolorations, knotholes, cracks and burrs, to emphasize the characteristic appearance of the wood.
Combined with modern functionality, clear lines and traditional craftsmanship, I create my works in my very unique style.

Wood is a Natural Produkt

Natural Product

A tree is a centuries-old witness of life that is shaped by a wide variety of environmental influences in the course of time.
As a sculptor, I feel obligated to repay my debt to nature for the exploitation of its resource by using wood mindfully to create a work of art that offers long-term value to the viewer.

A piece of liomewood being prepared for a sculpture by Fabian Ewert

BIO

Fabian Ewert - Sculpture Artist

I was born in 1973 in Bonn, but I grew up in South Africa up to the age of 16 and then moved back to Germany.

After graduating from high school, I studied art history but longed for creative practical activity, so I dropped out to do an apprenticeship as a carpenter. I spent a few years in upscale furniture construction and also became very interested in carving,  sculpting and graphic design.

Seeking artistic automny and an arena in which to be truly creative, I set up my own studio with first-class (mostly hand) tools, which met my high standards and still does justice to my creative sphere today.

Since my childhood in Africa, I have always had a down-to-earth approach to life and experience deep satisfaction every day working with this natural material.

Art gallery

Sculptures

Sculptures and contemporary art are a special category in my creative field. And of course wood with its profound character is my starting point.

When interacting with this natural product, I take what is available and worth preserving and combine it with a network of emotional ideas, thoughts and decisions to create a very unique composition. A chorus of nuances, tones, movements and forms, an interplay of opposites – I am constantly on the lookout for that special something, intuitively striving for an abstract depth and trying to understand what lies beyond our observable reality.

Most of my works are for sale:
Here you will find an overview of my Wall Sculptures

Photos of my wall sculptures are available as a fine art prints on Hahnemühle paper. Please get through to me by email for further details…

 

Artist studio workbench

Art Criticism

Dr. Peter Lodermeyer on Fabian Ewert

Wood is the material with which artist Fabian Ewert works exclusively – more than that: the specific material aesthetics of wood is the actual reason for him to have become an artist in the first place. As a trained carpenter, Ewert has gained a great deal of experience in working with wood and has a thorough knowledge of the material and its characteristics. The decision to embrace wood with decidedly artistic aspirations soon led Ewert, after a brief phase of self-assurance by means of creating figurative sculptures, to a form of work that proved to be the appropriate medium for him. Thus, in recent years, numerous non-representational reliefs characterized by a dynamic design have been created, which ideally meet Ewert’s artistic ideas. Instead of reliefs, he himself prefers to speak of “wall sculptures,” and indeed this term very accurately captures the essential essence of his art form.

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