1971 born in Stuttgart, Germany
1995 beginning of his artistic career in his studio, based near the black forest
1996 numerous solo/group exhibitions and symposia in Germany and abroad.
Grand in scale, austere in demeanor, the bowls of Lars Zech venture beyond the realm of the vessel. This artist is rooted in the natural world that inspires him: His atelier – a year-round campsite devoid of a house and heating but equipped with power and water – sits at the edge of Germany`s Black Forest.
Zech discovers his bowl shapes inside the trunks of trees cut down due to disease,age, or weather damage.Some of them are 300 years old, and he sees giving the trees new life in bowl form as a way of reviving the strength, energy and majesty that they once possessed.
Zech`s largest piece, made from a single block of oak and measuring 51 inches in diameter by 31 inches high, represents a natural progression from the oversize orbs he previously sculpted. The average bowl is 30 inches across, made from bleached ash, beech, elm or oak.Besides the bowls, the artist creates wall sculptures and furniture, such as oak stools with an oil-treated fire finish that makes them weather- resistant.
(Text: Interior Design: issue 04/2007 – karen d. singh)
Participation in various projects:
– Mariposa (Art and Culture Project) Spain/Tenerife
– Cheval Blanc, Art and Design Courchevel /France
– various projects with designer/Architect Philipp Starck France /USA
– The Shard London for Cellar Interieur
– Inspirations and SCALE for Sir Terence Conran in London/ Paris
Since 2001 Presented at international fairs (France/Italy)
– since 2015 / Art Fair cologne, Germany
– since 2016 / Art Karlsruhe, Germany
– 2017/ Art fair Zürich, Switzerland
Works by the artist are represented in galleries and private collections all over the world:
– Gallery AXIS, Tokio
– Gallery Le Cadre, Hongkong
– Gallery Jonas Fernando Pires, Paris
– Gallery Club 21, Singapur
– Galerie Commeter, Hamburg
– Galerie KateVass, Zürich, Switzerland
Portraits of the artist Lars Zech :
ARTE – Metropolis, January 2013