The focal point of the exhibition is a new sculptural work made of glass. The Twisted Sculptures (2017) were heated up to more than 725°C in a Berlin Glass Factory. During this process the glass was manually shaped and twisted. The finished sculptures appear as if they were playing and rolling around on their wooden pedestals.
Favorites (2017) shows various digital drawings directly printed on aluminum sheets. Simple geometric shapes were constantly re-arranged in order to create different constellations. Ultimately, each drawing shows a figurative motive.
The sound installation entitled Busy Tunes (2013/2017) occupies the second room of the exhibition space. The 12-parted cacophony consists of digital signals popping up in irregular intervals. Each sound was recorded directly from the configurations of common notebooks. Usually, these acoustic signals serve as a warning should any kind of potential danger emerge, i.e. a computer virus or due to any other kind of incorrect handling. Busy Tunes combines all the 12 sounds available.
Dino Steinhof works with diverse media, materials and forms of expression, be it sculpture, sound, video or drawing. His works are characterized by formal clarity and reduction as well as free associations, precise gestures and performative moments.
HANDS-ON refers to Dino Steinhof’s practical and game-like approach to his own set of themes, concepts and materials. Having said that, every game demands certain rules. Consequently, he thinks of new rules for each work in order to generate them in a systematic way.
Furthermore, Steinhof interprets the notion HANDS-ON as the conception and the realization of ideas through an eager and playful way of working. Not only does this artistic strategy result in highly focused sculptures and installations but also in surprisingly open and sensual ones.
Dino Steinhof was born in 1987 in Bremerhaven (GER). He studied in the respective sculpture departments of the Academies of Fine Arts in Münster (GER) and Vienna (AUT) from 2008 until 2014. Currently, he is a post-graduate student of the University of the Arts Berlin.