I allowed myself a study of sculpture at a small but fine art school near Freiburg, a rich time even without pay, art took root in my life.
— Courtesy of the Artist


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About Sven Schilling

Sven Schilling is a sculptor who is completely under the spell of his materials.
For the sculptures are the oak and iron. The properties of the oak, its cultural connections, their history and many-sided significance,play with it into its fascination for this special wood. All sculptors who work with wood, deal with the connections of the used materials: The very special characteristics of the wood used, its origin or the circumstances of the acquisition play a part in the history of the sculptures. 

The physically haptic fascination, which from the wood used on the artists are an important part of the artistic process. Also Sven Schilling does not have the oak in purely pragmatic terms select. When asked, he mentions many aspects of the oak in the  ultural or mythological context was considered a paradise tree, a tree of life. Your fruits, the acorns, could just get in emergency times can be processed into foodstuffs in a variety of ways. Also religious forces were given to her, and judgment was made under her.

The oak is a symbol of strength and strength and also of eternity. The oak leaves are component of military rank and is found on coins. she goes as tree of myths and fairy tales. From it, medicines could be won and until today it is used in Bach flower therapy.




Sven Schilling Live

My journey started in the merry month of May 1975, I think it was a nice day. I was allowed to go through my childhood and youth in the idyllic Klettgau, the summer on the Rhine. The high school was not my thing. After years of apprenticeship and wandering across the beautiful Germany, I finally arrived for a academic year at the Dottenfelder Hof near Frankfurt, where the first forms were plasticized and a desire for art...
— Courtesy of the Artist


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