This incredible original masterpiece by renowned sculpturer Dietmar Weining of a Marlin stands 127cm high from the base to the top of the bill. Born in 1943 in Chemnitz, Germany, Dietmar immigrated to South Africa in 1964. He was the Executive Chef of the famous St Geran Hotel in Mauritius. During its first two years of operation, Dietmar introduced ice carvings and butter sculptures to their buffets.
Having discovered his talent for three-dimensional form as well as his ability to capture the movement and vitality of wildlife subjects, he decided to develop his interest further by teaching himself and casting some of these pieces in bronze. From these early experiments, both his love and expertise for sculpturing grew and, in 1990, he decided to make a career change, moving from the hotel industry to become a full-time artist.
His work is very distinctive - he has perfected the art of form simplification in his work, reducing his subject matter to essentials while retaining its intrinsic character. These are not the dull repetitions so often seen, but vibrant statements that have a life of their own - some pensive, some cheeky, others arrogant or combined in collective compositions, and all having an intrinsic sculptural value that surpasses the mere illustrative solution.
Dietmar built his own foundry and is proud to cast all his work himself. He uses high quality bronze and casts in the lost wax procedure. He also uses the new, highly effective, ceramic shell technology. Dietmar's bronzes can easily be identified by his eye-catching mounting techniques and enhancing patinas, which imbue his works with life and colour.
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