Dominik Stahlberg, born 1977` in Hildesheim/Germany, work & live in Massa-Carrara/Italy
+contemporary artist , sculpture/objects/Installation
His works are mainly made out of marble combined with synthetic materials. The objects effect the sense as young, flashy and artificial but you can divine the eternity of the stone behind the patina. The expression is radical and sarcastic, on the first view funny, but it keeps not away our tragic and sadness. His unconventional brazen and cheeky sculptures are fighting against a narrow-minded and inhibited consciousness.
One material he uses, the marble, is not longer visible as stone after processing by the artist. The artist changes the identity of the stone with various colors and surfaces. The patina of the surface creates the impression that it is a synthetic material. The connection between stone and other materials is also an important aspect in his works. Apart the stone he works with different kinds of media, like wood, resin, collages, video and photographs. Beside his artistically expression he is involved in galleries, art projects and performances.
Dominik works with socio cultural themes, sometimes autobiographical, to show our areas of life, without reproach...well, he recognized soon that art is not a mirror to reflect the world in, but a hammer with which to shape it !
Since august 2010 he is involved in the NO!art. This art-movement was founded in 1959 by the artists Boris Lurie, Sam Goodman and Stanley Fisher in New York. Since the 1960s 60 artists are involved.