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Kurt Laurenz Metzler

Kurt Laurenz Metzler is a celebrated avant garde sculptor. Born in St Gallen, Switzerland in 1941, he creates his works using different materials, his favourite medium being aluminium and he prefers using the traditional bronze cast, even though he shapes it untraditionally.
 
His works of art portray people going about everyday life such as The Lady Shopper, The Businessman, The Architect, The Roller Blader or people collectively Waiting for the Train or in Discussion. These are stories that appear to be representative of our time and society.
 
During Metzler's stay in New York, he was influenced by Abstractionism and Pop Art which inspired him to create the "Urban People", installed in July 2009 at the ION Orchard in collaboration with Galerie Belvedere. "Building People, ''one of Metzler's unique sculptures was installed in March 2009 at the Main Lobby of Capital Tower in Singapore. Recently in June 2010, another one of Metzler's sculptures was installed in the outdoor space of Capital Tower. Metzler has exhibited his works extensively in group and solo exhibitions in Europe.
 
His works can be seen in many public places in European countries, in museums and in private and corporate collections and now for the first time exclusively through Galerie Belvedere, in Singapore and in Asia. Metzler says, "My sculptures tell stories with amused irony, they converse, they become alive and they turn into theatre." He also states that sculptures are meant to spill onto city spaces, gardens and sidewalks and are not to be stored inside museums. Metzler's sculptures can be found all over the city of Zurich in public spaces. He also designed the prestigious awards for The Royal Society Pfizer Award 2010.
 
His avant-garde sculptures have also served as a stunning backdrop for the star studded Viareggio charity benefit on 19 August 2009 with Sting and Andrea Bocelli headlining the concert. Metzler's artwork was also displayed at the "Teatro del Silenzio" in Tuscany in July 2010 when it played host to Andrea Bocelli's concert performance.
 
Galerie Belvedere represents Kurt Laurenz Metzler.
 
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