Christina von Bitter
Sculptor Christina von Bitter (Erlangen, 1965) studied at the Akademie der Bildende Künste in Munich and worked with, among others, Niki de Saint-Phalle in Capalbio. She graduated from the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin in 1999, where she studied under Lothar Fischer. She lives and works in Munich.
In the catalogue of her work 'Die Haut der Dinge', Gottfried Knapp writes:
(1961, Kalmthout, Belgium)
1986. Joost academie, Breda
Lives and works in Amsterdam
On her website Katrien describes where she gets her inspiration from:
Lie van der Werff
On her website she includes the following comment on one of her works, The portrait of an artist (2011) – an artist's paint-smeared overalls:
Corrie van de Vendel
Sculptor Corrie van de Vendel (1961) lives in Doorn and works in Utrecht. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Utrecht, did an internship at the Centro de Bel Libro in Ascona (Switzerland) and obtained a diploma in mechanical engineering from the Hogeschool of Utrecht (now the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht).
Sculptor Elisabet Stienstra (Gasselternijveen, 1967) studied at the Minerva Academy in Groningen and at the Rijksacademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Stienstra creates sculptures from wood, marble, bronze or a combination of those materials, using classical techniques. She lives and works in Amsterdam.
Boris Sprenger (1970) studied design, sculpture and culture pedagogy in Kassel and Bonn between 1993-1999. He lives and works in Brilon-Madfeld, not far from the Bredelar Monastery. In the Prelude Exhibition he exhibits a strong masculine element as a counterpoint to the surrounding feminine themes. His sculpture is a of bull caught in a stamping, upward movement: with one of its legs firmly planted in the soil, it flings itself diagonally upward with all its might. After all, the world doesn't just revolve around women.
Born in 1985 in Sauerland, I spent much of my youth outside in nature, caught up in the play of the elements. When I think about it now, the diversity and dynamic nature of the rivers, woods and animals must already have held tremendous appeal for me back then.
Sculptor Petra Morenzi (Heilbronn, 1954) was educated in Amsterdam, at the Rietveld Academie and later at the Rijksakademie. She lives and works in Amsterdam.
A work from 1992, now part of the Caldic collection, is accompanied by the following text which seems almost prophetic for Bredelar:
Sculptor Claus-Pierre Leinenbach (Saarlouis, Germany, 1962) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Before that, he studied art at the Pädagogische Hochschule in Freiburg im Breisgau. He lives and works in Zwaanshoek.
A champion of the social significance of sculpture. As an autodidact, sculptress Gabriele Landfried followed several courses in renowned 'summer academies', such as the ones in Beratzhausen and Salzburg. These summer academies are a famous phenomenon in Germany and Austria, where courses are taught by famous artists from around the globe. The academies thereby aim to combine important current issues with international trends, an approach that focuses on the globalisation of art.
Sculptor Robin Kolleman (Dwingelo, 1960) was educated at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University. She lives and works in Rotterdam.
Writing about her exhibition in Galerie Contemporary Matters in Haarlem (2013), Olphaert den Otter said the following:
Sculptor Merel Holleboom (Mill,1977) graduated from the Artez Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, and also studied automotive engineering at senior technical vocational education level (MTS, Apeldoorn 1997-2001) and higher level engineering and technology (HTS, Arnhem 1996-1997). She lives and works in Nijmegen.
Klaus Hack (1966), who studied in Berlin under Rolf Szymanski, is one of the sculptors for whom a very direct way of working with their material remains central. His sculptures are nearly always carved from a single block of wood, which is worked on without much preparation. Since the end of the nineties, the subject of the 'skirt' has played an important role in his work: The surface of a standing triangular form is pierced by meshed patterns, which creates filigree elements in his otherwise heavy sculpture. When viewing his 'bride', its base, female figure and architecture seem to overlap.
see also: The big bride, Klaus Hack
Gregor Gaida (1975) trained as a carver of wooden sculptures in Kiel, but later moved away from that craft while aorking in Bremen and Hamburg.
Paul de Reus
Sculptor Paul de Reus (1963) was educated at the Academy Minerva (Groningen) and the Jan van Eyck Academy (Maastricht). His pictures seem funny; their meaning though, is not immediately clear.
About his exhibition Wolkendeken at Museum Jan Cunen in Oss (2010) Gijsbert van der Wal wrote:
Sculptor Karin Arink (Delft, 1967) studied at the Akademie van Beeldende Kunsten (now the Willem de Kooning academy) in Rotterdam, the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and the European Ceramics Work Centre in Den Bosch.
In 1992, she won the first prize in the sculpture category of the Prix de Rome. She works as a writer and an advisor to various art committees and teaches at the Willem de Kooning academy. She lives and works in Rotterdam.
The Berlin sculptor Axel Anklam (1971) originally trained as a blacksmith. Following his studies in Halle and Berlin, he has been seeking ways to get away from the idea that art is always something purely personal.
Maartje Korstanje lives in Rotterdam and works in Amsterdam and Zeeland. She studied at the Academy of Art and Design, St. Joost in Breda and the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. She was one of the winners of the Prix de Rome in 2007, did residency programs at Kunsthuis SYB (2007), Centre for Contemporary Art, Curacao (2008) and European Ceramic Work Centre (2013) and has won several awards.