• »Komposition 1«

    Size in cm : 156 x 106 x 2,5
    Material
    : Clay body with black and white engobes
    Year
    : 2016

    This ceramic work is made up of 32 tiles (module size 26,5 x 19,5 cm). The clay body was covered with black and white engobes following the design of an ink drawing that I had realised beforehand. 
    The drawing is set up with visual sampling”, an idea I came up with while working with a musician on La statua che respira. The samples are taken from my own artwork and other interesting visual elements I come across and become a series of symbols or letters of an imaginary alphabet, which I combine, stretch, zoom in and out, fragment, etc. and rearrange according to patterns that I develop. 

    "Komposition 1" is in Rome at Latteria Trastevere, Vicolo della Scala. 

     

     

  • »En Soph«

    Size in cm : variable
    Material
    : Ink and pencil on Paper
    Year
    : 2015

    Visual samples printed and painted onto pre-existing pencil drawings and prints and arranged according to the pattern of En Soph. 
  • Belfagor, Statue der Bildhauerin Phoebe Lesch

    »Belfagor«

    Size in cm : 197 x 69 x 33
    Material
    : Polyurethane foam painted white
    Year
    : 2015

    Belfagor is an astronaut’s helmet on a sarcophagus plinth. It's the attempt to capture the space surrounding a sculpture and give nothingness a physical shape. Void has no boundaries, but even though the statue is solid it may give you a sense of it. The name is taken from an French TV series of the Sixties, Belphégor, le phantôme du Louvre, which haunts the Egyptian Collection of the Museum.

    The first version of Belfagor was made by hand in shell limestone (pietra di Vicenza) and was first shown here. After that I drafted a slightly different version of the sculpture with Rhino which was produced with a CNC milling machine and painted white (see show). Digital machines and synthetic material gave the statue a science-fiction appeal, whereas the handmade stone sculpture is closer to an egyptian sarcophagus.
  • Der Wächter, Arbeit der Bildhauerin Phoebe Lesch; Acryl und Metallnieten auf MDF.

    »Der Wächter«

    Size in cm : 150 x 100 x 6
    Material
    : Acrylic and metal rivets on MDF
    Year
    : 2014

    Der Wächter (The Guard) is the portrait of someone I knew, a gloomy, murky, fascinating individual. He was witty, elegant, well-read, endued with supreme manners and sangfroid. There was something esoteric about his appearance, as if his job were to connect this world to the other one. The Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil", that's him! 
    He told me he'd been a soldier and showed me his wounds... can you see the tiny red dots on the painting?
  • Das Museum, Gemälde von Phoebe Lesch.

    »Das Museum«

    Size in cm : 150 x 180 x 6
    Material
    : Acrylic, pastel and oilstick on MDF
    Year
    : 2014

    The Museum has a huge mouth that looks like a swimming pool and sucks in works of art, inexorably. Once they're in, they're dead. Its classicistic and fascist attributes (entrance portal, caryatids, chimneys) indicate a German nightmare you definitely want to escape. In fact, my first draft (ink on paper, 80 x 60 cm) and the plaster relief based on it (same size) show a person trying to leave the pool. The whole structure has an uncertain perspective that seems to fall backwards toward a gloomy sun. 

    I made the final version after a few years spent in Italy and the fleeing figure was gone. The Museum became a flat, irregular tryptich with a ravening hole that attracts the eye. You can plunge headfirst into it and disappear.
  • Schatten, Mischtechnik auf MDF, Flachware von Phoebe Lesch, Detail oben Mitte

    »Schatten«

    Size in cm : 150 x 92 x 6
    Material
    : Mixed Media on MDF
    Year
    : 2013

    I started focussing on shadows (Schatten) while working on the empty space defined by sculptures, which becomes an space filled with "artistic feeling" - in my view that's were Art is actually taking place.
    Can I make it visible? Maybe with shadows? Shadows have no substance of their own, you can't touch them, but they open up into a symbolical dimension that I like to explore.


    Other works involving shadows are here, here and here.
  • Der Astronaut

    »Der Astronaut«

    Size in cm : 21 x 23 x 12
    Material
    : Plaster, gauze, shellac
    Year
    : 2013

  • Bronzeplastiken der Bildhauerin Phoebe Lesch.

    »Bronzeköpfe«

    Size in cm : a little smaller than a real head
    Material
    : Bronze
    Year
    : 2006 - 2010

    This is a series of 13 bronze heads that were inspired by people I know, by my feelings about contemporary Art and society, by the old Italian Masters, by science-fiction characters I saw in the movies and by my favourite artists of the 20th century.
    I fancied an Art which would be the opposite of deconstruction, something that would lead the way to putting together again instead of tearing apart.

    A selection of this body of work was shown here, here and here.