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.
One aspect that is important for his work is that, despite their precision and realism, the visible shapes are always made by himself. He uses photography and a computer to find motifs for his sculptures, which he then manipulates. The manipulated image is then translated into sculptural form, for which the artist falls back on what could be described as artisanal techniques of craftsmanship. The last step consists of casting the mostly wooden forms in aluminium, so that an independent sculpture is created that has broken free from its starting points by way of the working process.