I choose a moment in time and let the sculpture tell its story.
Most of the small human figures I have created so far are bodies that I know, scenes that I remember (or was told about), that have touched and influenced my life. Working on these small, very delicate sculptures – the long slow process of shaping the figure, tenderly tracing the nuances of this person’s posture - opens up new spaces of understanding and empathy, for this person’s story, for the fragility of human existence and its resilience.
Born in Hamburg, Germany, Angela Kehlenbeck received a degree from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Illustration and began her career working in picture book illustration, followed by freelance work as an artist in painting, drawing and sculpture. Kehlenbeck was a lecturer at the Institute for Teacher Training and member of the artist communities GB Güterbahnhof and Atelier-Dammweg in Bremen, Germany. After moving to the Unites States Kehlenbeck now lives in Brooklyn, NY and works in her studio at J&M Studios in Sunset Park.
Sunset Park Wide Open is held in fall 2021 with partners around the neighborhood in Sunset Park
> Sunset Park Wide Open 2021 – NARS Foundation
J&M STUDIOS will be open:
October 15 from 6 – 9 pm and October 16 from 12 – 5 pm.
201 46th Street, 2nd and 4th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11220
“Pandemonium: Postcards from the Edge“ on view at Chroma Projects Art Laboratory in Charlottesville, Virginia, October 1 – 31, 2021. The project invites artists to interpret what we have collectively been going through over the past months of turmoil while also showcasing their resiliency and adaptability.