Dieter Balzer

Dieter Balzer

Born in 1958 in Neuhofen/Pfalz (Germany), lives and works in Berlin

Studies at the University of Heidelberg, the Chesterfield College of Art (GB) and Statens Högskole SKHD, Bergen (N), various grants and awards (including DAAD grant in 1988)

Dieter Balzer works with mathematically geometric elements from MDF-sheets, which he coats with colored vinyl. This is his base to build three-dimensional objects, architectural spatial structures, lattice patterns and grid constructions of lines and color. He states that within his sets he thwarts the construction, that the colored coating deconstructs and subversively decomposes the system.

Combining perfectly executed, contrasting color-planes and puzzlingly differentiated forms Dieter Balzer creates a conflict between insight and perspective, inside and outside, an impressive, exciting impact.

Works of the artist

Referenzen_Dieter_Balzer_01_Scusibrancusi    Referenzen_Dieter_Balzer_02_Divisa_Herne_2    Referenzen_Dieter_Balzer_03_Fixflex    Referenzen_Dieter_Balzer_04_Konjunktionen offortho   
Referenzen_Dieter_Balzer_05_Papilio    Referenzen_Dieter_Balzer_06_Tantra_14-3    Referenzen_Dieter_Balzer_07_Xeol_14-1    Weitere Arbeiten des Künstlers

exibitions/grants/awards (selected):

1998        Fotografie und Grafik, Kunstmuseum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern
2000        Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung Bonn, (solo mit Helmuth Bruch)
2002        Kunstverein Speyer (solo)
                 Plastik, Kunstmuseum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern
2003        Gehäuse, Kunstverein Eisenturm, Mainz
2005        Wandarbeiten, Galerie der Stadt Mainz (solo) 
2006        Unschärferelation, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt (solo)
                 New Abstraction 2 – Strictly Geometrical ?, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen
2007        Bildertausch 2, Sammlung Hoppe-Ritter, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch
2009        The Magnificent Seven, DCH, Houston, USA  
2010        Grenzgänger der Konkreten Kunst, Kunstforum, Seligenstadt
2011        Umordnung, Museum der Wahrnehmung, Graz, Österreich (solo)
2012        MSC Gallery, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA (solo)
2013        Ornamental Structures, Flottmannhallen, Herne
2014        reliefreduktiv 3, Kunstverein Aschaffenburg


Editionen oder Unikate

Multi 2015
Dieter Balzer

Multi 2015


2015, edition 5 (+2),
vinyl coating on MDF,
38 x 21 x 3 cm