Fabian von Spreckelsen

A graduate of the Academie Beeldende Kunsten in Maastricht, the Netherlands, German-born artist Fabian von Spreckelsen is now based in the Netherlands. He cultivates a deep fascination for nature, passed down from his biologist father, who guided Fabian on the discovery of the delightful world of living organisms. This relationship and interaction between a constructed environment and unspoiled nature has steered his artistic instincts. Fabian von Spreckelsen is captivated by the links between humans and the natural elements surrounding them, and in his sculptural designs, he continuously interprets nature as a powerful force, requiring respect more than protection. The resulting strong and radical artwork draws inspiration from flora and fauna in their abstract geometries, with both strength and beauty in their simplest, sometimes abstract forms. The lines of his work are clear-cut, producing visual effects that are simultaneously minimal and maximal. With his sculptural approach, he creates unique and bespoke pieces with a specific personality; the variety of his works reflects the diversity of nature and its connection with profound human values. He aims for a balance between arithmetical design, craftwork and artistic freedom, while always working with a respect for the environment and harmony with his surroundings. In line with the two exhibitions of Spazio Nobile, Le Sacre de la Matière organised with L’Ancienne Nonciature in Brussels in 2020 and 2021, and the exhibition Spazio Nobile At Home in 2022, von Spreckelsen created the monumental sculpture project Freddy in Corten steel, which gave him a new, more conceptual direction that he also has translated into his new Ferron Crystallized Paintings, “tableaux” made of steel, copper and brass alloys, and in his collection of Leather Cabinets, which combine eroded iron and tanned leather to reflect the stages of his life, a direct extension of his crystallized steel sculpture, “The Soul Portrait”. Spazio Nobile has represented Fabian von Spreckelsen since 2017.

 

 

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Marlin

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Elephant

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Lechwe

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Hartebeest

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Sheep

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Donkey

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Dachshund

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Chamois

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Moose

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Roebuck

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Polo Horse

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German Pointer

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Polo Pony

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Giraffe

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Rhino


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