I met Kristian Klepsch Summer 2012 in Viechtach. He gave me a number of DVD's of his work to publish.
The scenes in this video clip are well over 30 years old. Kristian Klepsch lives and works today in Viechtach, Bavaria.
Kristian Klepsch, * 1943
born 1943 in Zwickau in Böhmen.
Ceramic Training in the Landshuter Keramikfachschule.
Admission in the Gifted Student Class of the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in München, by Professor Nagel
Student at the Kunstakademie in Lüttich (Belgien) by Prof. Cornmeyr
Glasdesigner at many famed Glasfirms
own Atelier until the present day
The Prix de Rome and the Prix Albert were two internationally sought-after artist prices, Kristian Klepsch has been honored as a 24 year old for his fantastic etchings and still found no satisfaction in this art.
"The most difficult type of art at all is the engraving on glass," lectured his former teacher, Professor Cornmeyr, at a lecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Liege. "Here, the artist must have from the outset the entire image concepts clear and ready in his head, without subsequent correction options. It is only the pure form. Color can not help and the slightest mistake at work is no longer repairable '.
Klepsch pursued these words of the art professor for many years. But most irritated him the things that others before him had given up as hopeless.
Kristian Klepsch still sees the major challenges in the active material and glass. There was for him still real secrets and unsolved mysteries to be found. More and more, he has dealt at a young age with the grinding wheel and diamond stylus. Despite his successful sculptor activities at the end of the 60s, when he created a series of large sculptures in front of numerous public buildings in Bavaria, he was fascinated again and again by the lively, sparkling wonderland of glass.
Kristian Klepsch sen. - Galerie Kunst Sandra