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German sculptor Tilmann Krumrey comes from a ‘bauhaus’ family and began his career as an abstract, modernist artist.
Two decades ago, he embarked on an intensive dialogue with the classical figure and made the human form subject of his creative adventure. Through researching existential philosophical topics, Krumrey became familiar with Campbell’s archetypal Monomyth model. His ongoing investigation of ‘the hero’s journey’ yielded numerous artworks and provided the impetus for the Monomyth series.
Krumrey studied art history and economics. He worked as a professional sculptor for 23 years. He was first mentored by his father Immo Krumrey, a master student of Max Bill, and then by the renowned sculptor and silversmith Prof. Hartwig Ullrich.
He is profoundly influenced by notions of physicality in antiquity as much as by Michelangelo and Rodin. The mirror-image multiplication of Cain and Abel may be considered an innovation in the field of figurative sculpture.