What seems casual and random in Andreas Blank´s sculptural works, cold and distant, are rather rare stones from quarries around the world, processed and carved in a tedious working process. Utilizing classical sculptural technique, Blank creates marble, alabaster, sandstone and limestone sculptures resembling everyday objects. In the discourse of image and likeness, they lose their functional purpose, transcending into pure, formalistic objects. Historically intended primarily for political representation or religious devotion, Andreas Blank’s stone sculptures question a (post) modernist nihilism.
Andreas Blank was born in Ansbach, Germany in 1976. He attended the Karlsruhe State Academy of Art and studied in the class of Harald Klingelhöller. He has been accredited with the German National Academic Foundation scholarship, and received his MFA from the Royal College of Art in London. In 2010 he was getting nominated for the ´ New Sensations Award ´ by the Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4. He also received the ´Land Securities Award´. Since 2015 he is represented by Bernheimer Contemporary.
Blank lives and works in London and Berlin.