ART MADE WITH NATURAL MATERIALS: WOLFGANG LAIB

wofgang laib, contemporary art, minimalism

Wolfgang Laib ar Work

wolfgang laib, art made with natural materials, pollen

Wolfgang Laib was born on 25 March 1950 in Metzingen, Germany. Laib studied medicine in the 1970s in Tübingen. From early on he had been interested in art, foreign cultures, Zen Buddhism and Taoism as well as in the mystics of the European middle ages.
Wolfgang Laib employs natural materials, such as beeswax, rice and large quantities of intense, yellow pollen that he collects by hand near where he lives in a small village in southern Germany.  He has spent time in the Far East and in New York.


wolfgang laib, art made with natural materials, rice, marble

Wolfgang Laib
Rice House, 1990
marble and rice
7 3/8 x 25 3/8 x 4 7/8 inches


wolfgang laib, art made with natural materials,

Wolfgang Laib
Ziggurat, 1999
Beeswax, wood


wolfgang laib, art made with natural materials,

Wolfgang Laib
Ricehouse, 1988/89
White marble, rice, pollen from hazelnut


wolfgang laib, art made with natural materials,

Wolfgang Laib
The Five Mountains Not to Climb On (Die fünf unbesteigbaren Berge), 1984.
Hazelnut pollen, height: approximately 2 3/4 inches.


wolfgang laib, art made with natural materials

Wolfgang Laib
Milkstone, 2001
Marble and milk
2 3/8 x 23 7/16 x 28 3/4 inches


Milkstone sculpture is a block of marble into which very shallow depressions are sanded and then filled with milk.


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September 08, 2009