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Johannes von Stumm (President of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (2009 – 2012)

President of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (2009 – 2012)
President of the Oxford Art Society
President of Open studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire
Johannes was born and studied sculpture in Munich, Germany and
moved to UK to open his current studio in 1995.
Johannes von Stumm¹s unique combination of three different materials has attracted public and critical acclaim in a decade of successful exhibitions, both in Britain and abroad. His startlingly original sculpture, which engages continually with risk and a defiance of accepted laws, joins iron, granite and glass to create abstract or reduced figurative works in which apparently conflicting materials exist in complex harmony. 
In thirty five years of combining metal with glass and stone, von Stumm has expanded the boundaries of expression by fusing the strong and the fragile, the solid and the liquid, the dark and the transparent.
Recent developments in von Stumm¹s work have taken him further from those early artistic influences, from the earthbound suffering of Rodin¹s figures and from the work of the Italian Impressionist sculptor, Medardo Rosso, with its intense manipulation of light and shade.
He made many commission works and the most recent work is two five meter high figures for Changsha in China.
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