Anja Hessler Kent, United Kingdom
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I am a German born artist, designer and metalsmith based in Ramsgate. I create moving sculptures from precious metals, aluminium, copper, steel, acrylic and wood. Inspired by the Bauhaus aesthetic and its focus on simplicity, uniting art and craftsmanship; my work explores materials, shape, textures, balance, light and movement in space.

My work explores materials, shape, textures, balance, light and movement in space, inspired by the Bauhaus aesthetic and its focus on simplicity, uniting art and craftsmanship;

My current project “Constellation” is a series of one-of-a-kind moving sculptures handcrafted from sterling silver, copper, aluminium, acrylic and wood. The aesthetic is dominated by simple geometrical shapes and architectural lines combined with textures and colour. I manipulate each metal element, to bring out traces of degradation, humidity and movement.

I am particularly fascinated by the reflection of light, balance and movement and how it interacts with each object, transforming the aesthetic of the sculpture and it’s surroundings from a static object to an interactive installation for the viewer.

Artwork

Constellation #1, Moving Sculpture, 2019

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Constellation #2, Moving Sculpture, 2019

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Constellation #3, Mobile Sculpture, 2019

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Constellation #4, Mobile Sculpture, 2020

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Projects and exhibitions

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Constellation

10/03/2021 — 23/03/2021

Solo Exhibition “CONSTELLATION” is a series of moving sculptures exploring materials, shape, textures, balance, light and movement in space, inspired by the Bauhaus movement combining art with craftsmanship and its focus on linear and geometrical forms.

The sculptures are one of a kind, handcrafted from sterling silver, copper,...

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The Margate School Window Gallery Space, Margate Details
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