Martin & Brigitte Matschinsky-Denninghoff
The artist couple Martin & Brigitte Matschinsky-Denninghof became well-known with their sculptures committed to lightness and elegance. Numerous monumental sculptures can be found in public places in Berlin, Hanover or Heidelberg. Their dynamically dissolved, sculptural bodies, with which they began in the mid-1950s, were subject to constant, solid, technical and formal-aesthetic law and regularity. Similar to Norbert Kricke's work, but more voluminous, her works appear as spatial drawings that exemplify the aesthetically visible contradictions between open and closed, gravity and weightlessness. The metal sculptures negotiate the space surrounding them in almost arbitrarily variable dimensions and formats. In 1959 they were honoured with the Prix Bourdelle and participated in the important documenta II.