Station: [26] Ulrich Rückriem, Black Granite, Sweden, splitted, cut, sanded, 1986

Over the whole of this collection, Ulrich Rückriem can be understood as the sculptor who made the genesis and visual recapitulation of a work component of his sculpture. In this black granite oiece, the artist shows all the possible technical methods of production - the splitting, cutting and sanding of the stone - whose volume parts he then fuses together to a block from within whose interior the most elementary geometric form is produced by serial partitioning. His work - represented in the Sculpture Park Cologne by another sculpture out of granite - can be seen as a matrix for conceiving of new creative ways and as a leitmotif for inviting young artists and their innovative artistic conceptions.

Ulrich Rückriem

Black Granite, Sweden, splitted, cut, sanded, 1986

Permanent loan Michael and Eleonore Stoffel Foundation

© Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln, 2015, Photo: Axel Schneider, Frankfurt am Main