Jürgen Knubben, 1999
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    Archaic and timeless, soaring columns or lenses/lentils that seem to hover just above the ground, Jürgen Knubben’s sculptures have the look of utilitarian objects but are of no practical use. The artist’s practice has always been marked by a vivid dialectic of construction and inspiration, singularity and ensemble, inorganic and organic, static and dynamic, form and dissolution – in short of life and death. A same tension is inherent in steel, whose proverbial hardness is undermined by rust and the gentle yet inexorable force of oxidation.

Jürgen Knubben, Lens, 1999