As a sculptor Karl Wunderlich explores the potentials and inherent aesthetic capabilities of metal. The subtle precious pieces he produces are for the most part wearable whilst also being miniature art objects.
His works enter into a special interplay with the human body and invite and initiate an intimate reception and inspection.
With a lightness of touch and apparent ease he challenges the viewer’s expectations through an amalgamation of the traditions of jewellery, sculpture and colour. Wunderlich’s fascination for and exploration of the almost forgotten legacy of renaissance metalwork and of Japanese metalworking techniques inform this distinctive approach.
Between 2000 and 2005 Karl Wunderlich studied Fine Arts (Sculpture and Metalwork) at the Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. In 2011 he was awarded second prize for his piece “Madame du Barry”in the Berlin Chamber of Crafts Awards.
He lives and works in Berlin.