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Kesselhaus Josephsohn
Galerie Felix Lehner AG
Kesselhaus Josephsohn
Galerie Felix Lehner AG

Two Half-Figures by Josephsohn in the Fachhochschule St. Gallen

Two works by Josephsohn from the work group of large half-figures have been on exhibit in the foyer of the Fachhochschule St.Gallen since the end of February 2015 and are expected to be on show there for a longer period of time. The works belong to the Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, where they were presented for the first time from December 2014 to February 2015. One of the two half-figures (right in the picture) was given to the Kunstmuseum as a gift of the municipality of Straubenzell. It was created in 1995/96, the other one in the period of time between 1994 and 2003. The two half-figures stand exemplarily for Josephsohn’s works with a high degree of abstraction, as were created starting in the late nineteen-eighties: the human body is represented quite compactly and at the same time in a fragmentary manner, with the head constituting more than half of the figure and almost fused into a unit with the rest of the body. While it is possible to make out facial features in the upper volume, in the lower volume, it is not so clearly recognizable that what is represented is the upper body with arms folded. The two half-figures are castings in brass and were realized in the Kunstgiesserei St.Gallen.