Stefan Wissel
*1960 in Hamburg
lives and works in Düsseldorf

In his work Stefan Wissel also always deals with questions of original and copy. He makes inquiries into original authorship and commentary, plays with theme and variation. He shifts the semantics of the object through simple gestures of lengthening or shortening, or the manipulation of color, proportion, size, and surface.” “Stefan Wissel has a wide range of occasions for his aristic work: a snapped-up song, a functional furniture piece, a DIN-standardized construction element, a film sequence, a company sign covered in the scrap as well as a distinctive pictural language from the field of contemporary art, which demand him for new artistic interventions and new and re-productions of existing elements. What always characterizes Stefan Wissel’s work is the conscious, curious, often astonishing view on objects and phenomena that remain below the perception threshold of his contemporaries. Stefan Wissel not only emphasizes the physical characteristics of each object but also point at the barely comprehensible, emotional contents that are evoked when suddenly two unexpected things come together.”

Extracted from: Kröner, Magdalena: Dancing on the Ceiling, or The Poetry of Things, in: Latent Resources, ed. by Oliver Zybok, 2012 Ostfildern, p. 80-89, p. 82.

Stefan Wissel, Playstation, 2002<br>chromed brass tube, chromed bicycle bell, 605 × 250 × 250 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfStefan Wissel, Les gens sont formidables, 2010<br>spring balancer lamp, 106 x 104 x 27 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfStefan Wissel, Ableger, 2010<br>aluminum, powder coating, bicycle bell, 28 x 26 x 16 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfStefan Wissel, Neue Runde, 2016<br>steel, beverage cans, powder coating, 200 x 600 x 50 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfStefan Wissel, Business Class, 2011<br>steel, powder coating, attaché cases, 70 x 193 x 55 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfStefan Wissel, What Goes Up … , 2010<br>stainless steel, thread, helium-filled balloon, variable<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfStefan Wissel Nachbarn, 2001<br>acrylic paint, plastic, variable<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfStefan Wissel, The Monochromantics, 2007 <br>aluminum box, plexiglas, neon tubes, c-print, 71 x 130 x 15 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfStefan Wissel, See you later, Moderne!, 2000<br>birch multiplex wood, metal fittings, 190 x 220 x 140 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, Düsseldorf

Stefan Wissel, Richesse, 2002 <br>steel, syntheric enamel, aluminum chains, aluminum bars, plastic eyelets, wall lamps, 202 x 130 x 64 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfStefan Wissel, Ich sehe was, 2003<br>awning fabric, electric motor, computer, aluminum shaft, variable<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfStefan Wissel, Dicke Hose, 2007<br>acrylic paint, hook, enlarged jeans, 300 × 300 × 80 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfStefan Wissel, Eröffnung, 2016<br>aluminium chainsm, forex, C-Print, swivel bearing motor, box, 300 x 834 x 400 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfStefan Wissel, Rote Zeit, 2011<br /> wood, MDF, burlap, paint , 220 × 380 × 5 cm<br /> installation view, Courtesy VAN HORN, Düsseldorf

Stefan Wissel, Stripes without stars, 2015<br>acrylic paint, cotton, stretcher frame, belts, 130 x 300 x 4 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfStefan Wissel, Partitur, 2016<br>keyboard, wood, lacquer coat, chalk, 80 x 106 x 20 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, DüsseldorfStefan Wissel, Junger Mann zum Mitreisen gesucht, 2015<br>alluminum, airbrush, car paint, woolen cap, 190 x 335 x 3 cm<br>Courtesy VAN HORN, Düsseldorf