Sculptor Fabian Ewert sculpting contemporary wood art

Contemporary Wood Art

As a trained cabinetmaker and freelance sculptor, I combine modern aesthetics with traditional craftsmanship to create sculptures, reliefs, and objects that have a strong presence and a unique identity.

Each work is a fragment of a larger idea. Constantly searching for that special something, I intuitively strive for an abstract depth and try to grasp what lies beyond our perceptible reality. In doing so, I aim to transcend cultural and intellectual boundaries and challenge the viewer to rethink his patterns of perception.

Most of my works are for sale. Please contact me by email if you are interested.

Artist studio workbench

Craftsmanship with expressive power

I rely on a variety of traditional tools and deliberately choose natural materials as a starting point for my craft. I prefer wood with knots, cracks, and discolourations – wood that by itself already has a story to tell.

By making use of graphic design principles such as negative space, line, and form, I further emphasize the expressive power and energy in my sculptures. The use of acrylic paint – usually limited to slate gray and white – adds another dynamic layer to my work. In some cases I add the element of fire to create unique textures and patterns by scorching or burning the surface.

Most of my works are for sale
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A piece of limewood being prepared for a sculpture by Fabian Ewert

Biography – My Journey to Sculpture

I was born in Bonn in 1973, but spent my formative years in South Africa before moving back to Germany at 16.

After graduating from high school, I studied art history, but I longed for creative, practical work and so I gave up my studies to do an apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker. I spent a few years in upscale furniture construction before I started focussing on sculpture. Here I found the arena in which I could be truly creative.

Since then I have been working in a wide variety of areas in my studio in Königswinter, with a material that, despite all the achievements of our modern age, remains unrivalled.

Woodworking tools on a workbench

Stay in touch…

I prefer to express myself through art. Nonetheless, I do enjoy to communicate through conventional channels.
So, about 2-3 times a year, I write a really short newsletter with some information about new works, exhibitions, or other current events.

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