Matthias Trott (DE)

Text written by GHA

Matthias Trott works predominantly with wood in order to create bold figurative sculptures.

The protagonists of his work are tall, slender human figures, of which the gender is not defined, that transmit the sense of loneliness and isolation.

His pieces inherit the quality and sensibility of the material, forming organic structures and patterns.

Trott’s totem-like figures seem to convey fragility and resilience at the same time, alluding to the nature of the human being itself.

The human body appears as if confined inside a wooden construction, representing its detachment from the outside world.

Matthias Trott

The statues are rigid but nevertheless, they appear delicate and untouchable. The German artist uses small incisions to reveal the layers of the material and their intricacy.
The contrast between the rough texture and the warmth of the degradable material contradict each other and blend simultaneously.
The large, wooden totem-like statues emphasise the loneliness of being when coming of age.


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