Chess Sculptures by the German artist Elke Rehder

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Chess Sculptures by Elke Rehder

Heavy Sculptures from Iron and Steel and small Chess Pieces

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sculptor Elke Rehder in her studio using the anvil

Elke Rehder in her studio in 1989.
Elke Rehder forged copper sheet metal on the anvil for the chess crown of the king.

 

Sculptor Elke Rehder working in her studio with a steel sculpture on chess

Elke Rehder in dealing with a character part to the "Chess King"
(note, my work shoes!)

Chess object art - artists shoes in the Museum SONS in Kruishoutem Belgium

I've converted my work shoes into "Chess-Shoes".
The chess-shoe-object is now in the Museum SONS Kruishoutem in Belgium.

 

Sulptor Elke Rehder grinding Chess Pawns in her studio

Elke Rehder when grinding Chess Pawns

 

chess pawns sculptures by the artist Elke Rehder

Two Pawns (up and down), each 40 cm high and 20 kilos. Sculptures by Elke Rehder.

 

Chess The Bishop sculpture by the artist Elke Rehder

The figure of the bishop, solid steel, 70 cm high and 51 kilos. Sculpture by Elke Rehder.

 

Chess The Knight sculpture by the artist Elke Rehder

The figure of the knight, solid steel, 80 cm high and 50 kilos. Sculpture by Elke Rehder.

 

I produced a chess set made of solid copper for an exhibition at a gallery in Berlin in 1992. The pieces have a height of 6 to 12 cm and are placed on a chessboard made of ceramic.

 

chess set made of solid copper - chess pieces and chessboard by the artist Elke Rehder

Chess pieces of copper on a ceramic chessboard by the artist Elke Rehder.

 

Photos from my sculpture studio can be found here: work shop

 

Also in 1992 I produced a series of wax figures on ceramic plates for a gallery in London. The wax figures were later casted as bronzes (lost-wax casting). I developed the photographs as "vintage prints" in a large format at my own photo lab. My numbered and signed photographs are sold.

Chess - Two pawns fighting - vintage print numbered and signed by the artist Elke Rehder

Two pawns fighting (fencers) , 1992, format 45 x 60 cm, black and white photography.
vintage print numbered and signed by Elke Rehder

 

The Man in Chess - photograph vintage print numbered and signed by the artist Elke Rehder

The Man in Chess , 1992, format 45 x 60 cm, black and white photography.
vintage print numbered and signed by Elke Rehder

 

More pictures of bronzes you'll find here on my German website Bronzen

 

Please also visit my homepage www.elke-rehder.de

 

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