Stankowski Stiftung


Anton Stankowski
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Graphic Art
Sculptures + Reliefs

Graphic Design


Sculptures + Reliefs


Creative design in architecture and public spaces –
Sculptures, reliefs and object

For Anton Stankowski, the study of spatial and scuptural laws has always been a subject of particular interest. In the 1950s and 1960s he created reliefs with lamellas. Besides studies of equal quantities in different variations, he worked on sequences about kinetic effects by changing colours in the lamella surfaces. One of the most interesting projects is the relief made of natural glass at the Mineralbad Leuze in Stuttgart. For his works in architecture, the principle of variability especially applies. A realization is meant to be changeable. It is up to the modification of a set task that Stankowski followed the principle of variability. Instead of raising a wall picture, as required, he developed a system with interchangeable plates which the users can "play" with.

At the beginning of the 1970s, the works in great architectural complexes began. Together with his "Grafischen Atelier" information systems, colour concepts and artistic designs of until then hardly known kind and size were worked out. Since the end of the 1970s, Stankowski experimented with small sculptures examining the laws of space and volume, but also with the two-dimensional field, especially painting. Besides drawings and sketches, as well as objects in architecture, he created several cardboard models in small scale, and later on – at the end of the 1980s, beginning of the 1990s, about 40 relief pictures, the "Eigenformen" [self shapes].



The publication of the works by Anton Stankowski is only allowed with permission of the Stankowski-Foundation
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