Welcome to the art studio

Dierk Osterloh

I wish you much pleasure in viewing my works


Objects

Even with the objects, my intention is to touch the foundations of life. Organic finds are connected to steel objects in many objects. This combination is multi-layered: the interplay of organic and geometric shapes creates a special tension. The organic elements, as a metaphor of life, are often threatened by proportionally larger steel girders, which usually have a supporting function in a static sense. The geometric forms of steel, for their part, stand as a metaphor for society, which subjects the individual to its rules of the game and curtails his personality.
This juxtaposition of individual freedom and social compulsion is a topic that always fascinates me. A unique aesthetic is created by the combination of natural wood or stone colors with rusted steel. The weathered surfaces give the viewer the feeling of being confronted with old materials. At the same time, the timeless content of the work gains in dimension. Due to their rugged simplicity, the objects are connected to archaic cult objects. The finds of wood and stone collected by me are usually only slightly modified for further processing, so that their own aura is preserved.
Current works go in a different direction. They construct new spaces and far-reaching statements.

Fly

Aluminium/steel, 2015, 196,85 x 118,11 x 78,74 inches

Oak

Steel/wood, 1997, 118,11 x 59,06 x 15,75 inches

Xeno

Steel/wood, 1997, 104,33 x 59,06 x 59,06 inches

Orange

Steel/wood, 1998, 114,17 x 23,62 x 31,5 inches

Tarh

Steel, 2001, 106,3 x 29,53 x 15,75 inches

Pendulum 1

Stone/steel, 1999, 125,98 x 29,53 x 5,91 inches

Victim

Wax/steel, 2013, 47,24 x 23,62 x 23,62 inches

Wheel of vanity 3

Snail houses/wood, 2010, Ø 33,46 x 19,69 inches

Bull

Steel, 1997, 49,21 x 15,75 x 7,87 inches

Watcher

Steel/glass, 2000, 27,56 x 19,69 x 19,69 inches

Golgatha

Steel/wood, 1997, 74,8 x 74,8 x 9,84 inches

Body and soul

Steel/wood, 2010, 62,99 x 19,69 x 19,69 inches

Uru

Steel/wood, 2006, 43,31 x 11,81 x 13,78 inches

Death

Steel/wood, 1997, 35,43 x 39,37 x 9,84 inches

As time goes bye

Steel/stone, 2006, 39,37 x 11,81 x 3,94 inches

Weel of vanity 2

Wood, 2006, Ø: 35,43 x 3,94 inches

roof rack

Steel/snailhouses, 2007, H: 39,37 x B: 7,87 x T: 7,87 cm

Stop (art against torture)

Steel/plastic, 2018, H: 62 x B: 48 x T: 32 cm

Macho

Steel, 2018, 31,5 x 133,86 x 75 inches

Individualist

Steel/wood, 2006, 100,39 x 45,28 x 19,69 inches


The foreigner

Steel, 2018, 100,39 x 45,28 x 19,69 inches

Shark (art to protect environment)

Steel, 2010, 100,39 x 45,28 x 19,69 inches

Not endless

Steel, 2007, 62,99 x 15,75 x 15,75 inches

Wanderlust

Steel, 2005, 78,74 x 11,81 x 11,81 inches