“Rather than viewing my works passively, I like people to interact with them, the observer should be given a mystery to solve, have their imagination and curiosity stimulated, leading them to a new and often subjective, meaning”
Matthias Contzen was born1964 in Aschaffenburg, Germany. He graduated from the European Academy of Fine Arts in Trier sculpture course in 1987 and held his first exhibition in the same year. He subsequently completed an apprenticeship in sculpture in in Munich, studied design in Saarbruecken and in 1998 completed his studies at the Master School of Stone Sculpture in Mayen. In the same year he left Germany to live in Portugal where he works as a sculptor.
In 2002 he was awarded the prestigious ‘Premio City Desk’ prize for sculptors. He has staged 11 solo exhibitions and participated in about 50 joint exhibitions, including ‘Artemar‘ with Dennis Oppenheim, the International Sculpture Bienale (Japan2003) and various art fairs. In 2007 he became one of the founders of today’s SCULPTURE.FACTORY.
His sculptures can be found in public places in Germany, Portugal, Canada, Spain and Dubai and have been commissioned by private collections in Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Germany, France, Belgium, Canada, England, Sweden and in New York. At present he works are represented at the Galeria Sao Mamede (one of the oldest and renowned Galleries in Portugal)
Matthias Contzen, Av. Na. Sa. Do Rosário, 989, 3 dto. 2750-181 Cascais, Portugal www.matthiascontzen.com www.flickr.commatthiascontzensculpture firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 00351 214843200 Mobile: 00351 914981105