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Switzerland
Apollo X 1970
Sculpture by Willy Weber

Willy Weber (1933–1998) was an iconoclastic metal sculptor who specialized in metal reliefs and architectural and kinetic art.

Although Weber began as a painter in 1962, he started working with metal, his preferred medium. He produced his first “explosive” sculptures, part of a larger work composed literally of planned and experimental explosions on steel, Corten, chrome, and aluminum as well as brass and iron. With these sculptures, Weber sought to liberate the material from traditional design principles and painstaking preparation and execution.

Weber also sought to express the contrast between life’s polarities, such as the ability of all matter to self-create and self-destruct, the opposites of pleasure and pain, and the shortening and expansion of time. His work shows life as a chaotic evolution with constant movement between two poles.
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