Saint Mandrier sur Mer

creation of conteporary art works


Balthasar Brennenstuhl


In case of my (probable) presence open daily from 9-20 h




After my years of fine arts studies in Paris in the 70s/80s and a first period of professional activity, I movved to Italy in 1990. In Piemonte and Sicily I have carried on my artistic researches for 27 years.

In 2016, I decided to return to France where I have opened my new workshop at the port of Saint Mandrier sur Mer near Toulon in Provence in 2016. biography

During all those years I have aquainted various techniques, composition apporoaches and develppes a personal, recognizable language.

My artistik workinquires basically three sectors:







A story of thousands of years tha has developped and revolutionned its canons continuously. As we know to have studies the history gives some hints how and where to look forward. But anyway my attention is not limited to the analysis of the past. Nowadays, more than ever, we have to concieve interdisciplinary considerations : nuclear physics, astrophysics, psycology, sociology, politics, climatology …

Mathematical references become important.



When I paint I become a small brush, trying to remember the lessons and tricks ofGiotto, Rembrant, Klee, Rothko, all the important brush–operators, spatula-owners, and other-wisely equipped canvassers. little bang




The insertion of objects and the modelling of the support open the »paintings » to the third dimension and enrich their material and tactile composition. The white canvas is replaced by a modelles support hanged with peaces of cotton canvas enhanced by a patina on bee-wax bases. my comics


sculptures / objects

Rahter than sculptures in a ethymological sense I would speak of assemblings of various materials an objects:

  • the metals : steel, iron, copper, brass ...
  • wood: eucalyptus, lemon tree, fruit trees, peaces of driftwood
  • polymeric resines, coatings, plaster ...
  • recycled objects


When I'm welding iron I become an electrode, while brassing copper I turn into a blowlamp. Sculpting wood I feel like a woodbock, using resins I get hardened. Recycling objects I anti-waste. Plaster and polyurethane take care of the rest of the dust. assemblings





Sculptures and various objects join together into a configurationin order to open a dialogue with the space to invade, to accompaign, to accentuate or to contrast. installations



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