*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.