Home Artworks Reclining Nude



Reclining Nude


Reclining Nude

25 x 39 cm
10 x 15.35 in







1972 Waiblingen, Germany

The complex sculptures of Roland Schmitz (*1972, Waiblingen/GER) are often created according to the model of a two-dimensional paper cut, which he transfers into multi-perspective and expansive abstract objects. In doing so, he allows himself to be guided by his artistic intuition and experience and, with his working method controlled by chance and experiment, aims to find a form that may lie outside his initial imagination. He then translates them into materials such as steel, copper, brass or bronze in color variations and different patinas. Roland Schmitz's objects captivate with their multi-facetedness and complexity, while appearing fragile and light. They are reminiscent of insect wings, flowers and organic forms. In his latest works Roland Schmitz cites classical formats such as equestrian statues and portraits of rulers. Roland Schmitz's sculptures are both ironic commentaries on art historical models and light-footed attacks on our sensual experiences and habits of seeing. 

Read more


Cologne, Große Brinkgasse 17-19

The art historian Anja Knoess founded GALERIE ANJA KNOESS in January 2015 on Große Brinkgasse in the center of Cologne, close to Rudolfplatz and Neumarkt. Prior to that, she gained a wide experience in gallery and art trade at different places, among others e. g. Sotheby’s in Cologne and London. GALERIE ANJA KNOESS represents international and contempo...

Read more