Martin Willing

Parabolkegel (R = 0,23 mal phi hoch 1,6) – 2017, Duraluminium, wasserstrahlgeschnitten, vorgespannt, gebogen, eingelassen in Titanplatte, D. 36 cm, Höhe 29 cm
Schwebende Kuben - 2020, Niro-Federstahl gebogen, vorgespannt, gesteckt auf justierbarer Edelstahlplatte, Ex. 8, Höhe 22 cm, Kantenlänge 30 x 30 cm
Mäanderkantung, diagonal im Quadrat – 2018, Niro-Federsahl, gekantet, vorgespannt, Ex. 1/8, Höhe 14 cm, Breite 14 cm
Kletternde Kuben - 2020, Niro-Federstahl gekantet, angelassen, gelötet auf justierbarer Edelstahlplatte, Ex. 8, Höhe 48 cm, Grundplatte 8 x 8 cm
Bewegtes Quadrat, vertikal, vierfach spiralig, Breiten wachsend – 2018, Titan, wasserstrahlgeschnitten, gekantet, vorgespannt, Wandbefestigung, Kantenlänge ca. 40 cm
Massivstab, Keilschnitte vierseitig - 2018/2019, Duraluminium, zweiachsig geschnitten, auf Aluminiumplatte, Ex. 2/8, Höhe 60 cm, Grundplatte 10 x 10 cm
Konischer Stab, zum Kubus gekantet - 2015, Chrom-Nickel-Federdraht, gekantet, vorgespannt, angelassen, auf justierbarer Edelstahlplatte, Ex. 8/8, Kantenlänge 22 cm
Bewegte Fläche, horizontal – 2017, Titan, wasserstrahlgeschnitten, vorgespannt auf justierbarer Titan-Platte, Ex. 2/10, 23 x 36 x 36 cm
Hohlstab, dreiachsig, zum Kubus geschlängelt – 2015, Duralaluminiumrohr, geschweißt, vorgespannt, Ex. 1/8, Kantenlänge 31 cm
Wellen-Doppelschwinger - 2015/2017, Duraluminium, mit Vorspannung aus Block geschnitten, Edelstahlplatte, Höhe 21 cm, Breite 94 cm
Mauer, überkreuz unterbrochen geschnitten - 2001/2020, Duraluminium, gefräst, vorgespannt auf justierbarer Edelstahlplatte, Höhe 50 cm, Breite 30 cm, Tiefe 16 cm
Parabolkegel (R = 0,23 mal phi hoch 1,6) – 2017, duralumin, water jet cut, prestressed, curved, embedded in a titanium plate, d. 36 cm, height 29 cm
Schwebende Kuben - 2020, niro spring steel curved, prestressed, placed on an adjustable stainless steel plate, edition of 8, heigh 22 cm, edge length 30 x 30 cm
Mäanderkantung, diagonal im Quadrat – 2018, niro spring steel, edged, prestressed, edition of 8, height 14 cm, width 14 cm
Kletternde Kuben - 2020, edged stainless spring steel, tempered, soldered on adjustable stainless steel plate, edition of 8, height 48 cm, base plate 8 x 8 cm
Bewegtes Quadrat, vertikal, vierfach spiralig, Breiten wachsend – 2018, titanium, water jet cut, edged, prestressed, wall mounting, edge length ca. 40 cm
Massivstab, Keilschnitte vierseitig - 2018/2019, duralumin, biaxial cut, on an aluminum plate, edition of 8, height 60 cm, base plate 10 x 10 cm
Konischer Stab, zum Kubus gekantet - 2015, chrome-nickel spring wire, edged, prestressed, tempered, on adjustable stainless steel plate, edition of 8, edge length 22 cm
Bewegte Fläche, horizontal – 2017, titanium, water jet cut, prestressed on an adjustable titanium plate, edition of 10, 23 x 36 x 36 cm
Hohlstab, dreiachsig, zum Kubus geschlängelt – 2015, dural aluminum tube, welded, prestressed, edition of 8, edge length 31 cm
Wellen-Doppelschwinger - 2015/2017, duralumin, cut from block with prestressed, stainless steel plate, heigh 21 cm, width 94 cm
Mauer, überkreuz unterbrochen geschnitten - 2001/2020, duralumin, milled, prestressed on an adjustable stainless steel plate, height 50 cm, width 30 cm, depth 16 cm
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Martin Willing was born in 1958 in Bocholt, Germany. He lives and works in Cologne, Germany.

Having studied both art and physics, Martin Willing uses the inherent ability of metal to oscillate, which gives his sculpture an unexpected lightness. The flexibility of his work is not created by hinges and joints but by oscillation deep in the material.

With the technique of prestressing, used for the first time in metal sculpture, Martin Willing is able to “span” his work into the surrounding space, rendering it seemingly weightless. In experiments he investigates the oscillating features of a geometric structure by continually changing its extension in space, the distribution of its mass and orientation to gravity until he finds a specific and slow oscillation in which the movement and desired form create a unity. The viewer himself initiates the movement of his art works through cautious contact. In his sculpture the dramaturgy of movement can be experienced from the resting state to calculated chaos and the return oscillation into the geometric form.

pdf biography print version (121,27 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure „The Responsive Eye’s First and Second Generation“ - 2020 (546,33 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "Ecken und Kanten - Edges and Ridges" - 2018 (260,04 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "Ganzheit als Prinzip" - 2016 (273,97 KB)

pdf exhibition catalog "Ganzheit als Prinzip" - 2016 (3.316,06 KB)