Daniel Fuchs

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Ice hole Reproduction of Greenland’s ice holes, 2018

Root Reproduction of a root, which original image section is 5m² large, 2018

Tree cut Fuchs Extract of a tree trunk, 2019

Bull’s head Sculpture, 2019

Daniel Fuchs has developed a seemingly simple, but in reality, extremely complicated and complex process with which he transforms wooden panels into filigree reliefs. He only uses the German type of wood, spruce, which grows by thousands in his Thuringian homeland and in his adopted Bavarian home. With a scroll saw he creates tight, fine curves out of the simple spruce and discolors them with pigments, the oldest artificial colors in the world, which are obtained from the coloring substances of living organisms and are insoluble.

His sculptures carved out of the wooden surface and conjured up seem to move in front of the eye of the beholder; they come to life, they approach, embrace each other, fall over each other in waves. Art critic Barbara Szymanski describes his technique as follows: “First he saws circles or ovals in a spruce wood panel and then within this many smaller and smaller circles and ovals. In the end, he grabs the innermost to pull it up into a figure. “