Woytek

About the Artist

Fascinated by the formal language of the Gothic and the Baroque, here explicitly Mannerism, Woytek worked intensively at the pictorial content-mediation, even before the study of sculpture in Freiburg. To find his "language," he experimented and took unconventional paths. Ultimately, he managed to find his distinctive and expressive style of design through years of artistic development.

Woytek works constantly with bronze and despite the heaviness of this material, his large-format sculptures are characterized by fine filigree and flowing agility. On the one hand, Woytek expresses the mobility outwards by the dynamic vitality of the posture and by the accessories. On the other hand, he also introduces the inner movement through the inward-looking facial expression. So he works as a narrator under whose hand the represented moment does not freeze, rather, at every moment, the potential of a narrative act is hidden underneath. The themes of Woytek’s works are embedded in theological and mythological iconography. However, his multi-layered art offers a rich spectrum of mental impulses. Not only does it require intellectual attention, it also instantly relates to our subjective body-memory, our empathy.

Habemus Papam

Habemus Papam

Bronze, H. 2,25 m, W. 380 kg, 2013-2016

Tourbillon

Tourbillon

Bronze, H. 5,2m ,W. 980 kg, 2006-2015