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Oskar Holwek

1924
St. Ingbert, Germany

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Works by Oskar Holweck

Oskar Holweck was born in 1924 in St. Ingbert, Germany. After the WWII he studied at the Staatliche Schule für Kunst und Handwerk in Saarbrücken, Germany and the Ecole des Arts Appliqués à l’Industrie and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris. He is the pioneer of paper art in Europe. Oskar Holweck uses paper in a traditional sense as a plain carrier material in his early ink and graphite works, while he interprets his paper reliefs, which he created as early as 1958, as a plastic material on which phenomena of light, space and time are concretized. The use of industrial paper material as well as the consistent turn to the non-color white are programmatic for his work.