Johannes joins metal, stone and glass to create abstract or reduced figurative works in which apparently conflicting materials exist in complex harmony.
Johannes is fusing the strong and the fragile, the solid and the liquid, the dark and the transparent.
The difficulties to create larger glass parts lead the artist to experiment with negative space trying to catch the transparency and light in a similar way.
He discovered a completely new way to sculpt the human body out of nothingness,
with light and darkness,
with rain and snow,
with sunshine and stars.
CV Johannes von Stumm
1959 born in Munich,
1980 - 83 Law and Politics at University Munich
!984 - 89 Studies sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Diploma
1995 Move to England
1997 Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors
2004 Fellow of the Royal Society of Sculptors
2004 Founding Member of Sculpture Network (Europe)
2009 – 2012 President of the Royal Society of Sculptors
2009 - Member of the Chelsea Arts Club
2014 - President of the Oxford Art Society
2014 - 2020 President of Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire
2017 Trustee of Reading Foundation of Art
Johannes von Stumm has exhibited world wide including India, China, Japan, US, Canada, France, Netherlands and in Germany.