“Hilton Cologne presents FRANZ BAHR of pneumatic sculptures exhibition opening on Friday, the August 17, 2007, around 5 pm in the Hilton Hotel Cologne, introduction of art historian Christiane Hoffmann MA the Cologne metal sculptor Franz Bahr, objects can be amazed the Viewer: the pneumatic sculptures are metal sculptures, their three-dimensionality by real inflation” with compressed air. Franz Bahr has succeeded with its proceedings fruitful for the respective object together to bring two opposing elements. Metalworking requires the welding torches, fire and mechanical force to create the form and the tangible exterior. The air changed the metal tension from the inside and can be so held a further process of forming. There are physical laws and the interplay of the forces of metal and air, that characterise the pneumatic sculptures by Franz Bahr in the finished State. But can’t you, or you don’t trust to the objects.
A viewer said, that the sculptures as pumped up “” would work and that the valve is a Gimmek “, but that would so not be,…” the 41-year-old artist smirks. The metal sculptures look cool, but also playful and sensual and are an experience through the combination of different elements. The exhibition in Cologne Hilton Hotel is Christiane Hoffmann m.a. by the art historian on Friday, Villu in the frame of the exhibition opened. The work will be to see in November 2007 in the reception area of the hotel. Hilton Hotel Cologne Marzellenstrasse 13-17 D – 50668 Cologne more information (photos): Christine Bahr apollo-n Tel: 024 26 / 95 99 780 Web: