Hubert Kostner - Polychromos-Intarsie

Hubert Kostner
Polychromos-Intarsie Christophorus

With conceptional cuts, Hubert Kostner creates abstract versions of commercial woodcarvings, thereby elevating the woodcarvings of the Grödenertal valley into the contemporary art context. He calls this transformation through “an essential act of sculpture” – the removal of matter – upcycling. Kostner inserted a section of a Christophorus raised relief directly into the wall formwork and poured in concrete. The piece was then coloured using Polychromos coloured pencils, which gave the sculpture its name and served as a reference for its design.