Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Verein Fehmarn e. V.

Jo Kley: A Cosmos Stone.

Sculptures by Jo Kley.
Exhibition Catalogue

The exhibition “A Cosmos Stone. Sculptures by Jo Kley” presents current works and work series by the sculptor from Kiel. For more than twenty years Jo Kley has been creating sculptures that can be found all over the world today. Kley’s feeling for the stone brings this unmoving and yet so metamorphic material of the cosmos to life. He makes the tension in the seemingly motionless visible, shows irrepressible energy in solid form. His repertoire includes the universal forms of the world, of life, of transformation: spirals, crystals and knots, whose symbolic richness continually inspires Jo Kley’s work anew. Between earth and sky he spans ladders and towers, thus referring to the universally understood and heavenly striving that underlies all living things. His creative cosmos unites myths and gods, astronomy and earths history, timeless symbolism and eternal change.

Solivagus Praeteritum

Softcover, A4, richly illustrated, ca. 60 pages.

Language: German
ISBN: 978-3-947064-11-3
17.00 €

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sculpture / modern art / KleyCity / marble / myths / gods / Kiel / symposia / Fehmarn / Koblasa

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Jo Kley was born in Ulm in 1964. After training as a stonemason, he studied sculpture under Jan Koblasa at the Muthesius Academy of Art in Kiel from 1991 to 1997. While still a student, the husband and father worked as a freelance artist and after graduation received a Leonardo work scholarship in Carrara, Italy. He received his doctorate at the University of Pécs in Hungary in 2012. On his travels he started the project “KleyCity” and designed tower sculptures for various cities around the world. To date, Jo Kley has participated in over 60 international sculpture symposia and has created numerous works for public spaces. He lives and works in Kiel.


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