The sculpture has different meanings in the English and German contexts, one being materially sculpted and the other being shaped cumulatively. Chinese, on the other hand, means both. From classical sculpture, which explored the realms of type, proportion, muscle, space and so on, the concept of sculpture evolved in modernism, with the ideas and understandings of installation art, land art, physical theatre, ready-made objects and so on, and then developed into the ubiquitous space and concept of sculpture, which was previously spatial in comparison to the art of painting. Walking in sculpture, walking in space, and walking in time can add a more orderly logic to this thread of thought again.
The upcoming show SELECTED presents sculptures and their concepts within this linear thread, thinking about changes in medium and concept.
Dieter's work has always been about light, re-perceiving space and volume at the junction of new material assemblages. Adding different elements and different new materials to work in transparent or mirrored compositions illuminates a more spatial extension. Starting from sculptural, Dieter's creations are an accumulation of space. The mirror relationship is an important motif in his work, creating space while at the same time dissolving it. Using new industrial materials becomes a new veil of isolation from reality and gives it a new sense of order and unified character. Dieter’s work is a random but methodical structure between sculpture, installation and the ready-made. Hollowed out, superimposed, alone and hanging, Dieter always finds a way to blend the work and the space with natural light and illumination.