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Michael Priester
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Artist // Traditional Art
  • Germany
  • Deviant for 10 years
  • He / Him
My Bio
Hello, welcome!
thanks for visiting my profile.
I am living in Germany close to Frankfurt. Working as a consultant engineer I started sculpting as a hobby. Since 1998 I am working in wood and stone. From time to time I have pieces cast in bronze. My topic is, as you can easily see, the female torso in more or less abstract manner.

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Ich bin seit 1998 neben meiner beruflichen Tätigkeit als beratender Ingenieur auch Bildhauer. Als Autodidakt arbeite ich in Holz und Stein und lasse ab an an Bronzegüsse von ausgewählten Stücken anfertigen. Aktuell lebe und arbeite ich nach unserem Umzug von Oberursel (Taunus) nun in Nieder-Weisel bei Butzbach in Deutschland. Mein bevorzugtes Thema ist der weibliche Körper gern als Torso in mehr oder weniger abstrakter Ausgestaltung.

Michael Priester

Current Residence: Nieder-Weisel (Butzbach), Germany

The artist and his work

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In January I started a new stone sculpture: as usual a female torso in balance. I had since quite some time a stone base from a very beautiful diabas stone. It was dark and very evenly fine grained. For me it was too beautiful to be left as a square cut base, for which I had no use. Consequently it was planned to convert it into a sculpture. I added a gallery with all the steps of the work until reaching the final product. See under: https://www.deviantart.com/gecko-online/gallery/78260555/process-of-sculpting-the-balance
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In spring time this year, just before the Corona virus spreading all over the world and inhibiting international travel, I was invited to a 10 day symposium at Tazacorte, La Palma, Canary Islands. For me and my wife it was the first time to be on the islands. The event was initiated by the gallerist couple Alexa and Michael Kröger, which run the Gallery Avenida 17 in Tazacorte in cooperation with Stephan Guber, a well known sculptor from Nidda Bad Salzhausen in Hessen, Germany. Alltogether 13 artists where present and working:    ·        Harald Braem – writer    ·        Antje Bleck – graphic artist    &#1
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In summer 2019 I was kindly invited by the Kunst : Projekt Bad Salzhausen to participate in the yearly Forum. This meant to expose smaller pieces together with the other 4 invited artists for 10 days in a beautiful Baroque Building in the park of Bad Salzhausen, the Parksaal as well a large piece for 2 years in the park in the open public space. Therefore the loveletter was selected. Before the opening there was the difficult work of transporting the piece to the park and mount it there. A fellow neighbour helped me with a crane to load the work: 700 kg for the stone, 250 kg for the base. Now it stands nicely in the park: Right besides the
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Many thanks for the Favs!

Thanks very much for fave 👍

Please check out more of my artistic nudes:

https://www.deviantart.com/mtl3/gallery/29678856/art-nude

Thanks, will do! stay well!

Thanks for your fav

Very welcome! Stay well!

Thank you for the faves! Like your art!

Thanks a lot! Glad you like it! I can say the same abouts yours!

Stay well! Michael