“There is something fascinating about creating something living out of an inanimate material,” says sculptor Nicolaus Widerberg. For all their elongated proportions and truncated torsos, Widerberg’s sculptures do, indeed, seem to be about to move, adjust their stance or start to say something. Working in bronze, stone or, more recently, glass, he manages to both manipulate the material while still letting it dictate the shape and form. You can see rough chisel marks in the stone, cracks in the bronze, cloudiness in the glass. His figures manage to be both utterly contemporary and timeless. Nicolaus Widerberg’s sculptures are in the hotel entrance and hallway.
Biography: The son of Norwegian artist Frans Widerberg, Nicolaus was born in Oslo in 1960. After graduating from the National Academy of Art in Oslo, he studied in France and Italy before returning to Oslo where he has a studio.
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Column I (Bronze, granite)
Column Figure (Bronze, granite)
Sitting Figure I (Bronze, granite)