The desire for eternity – broken, fragmented but still coherent – is carved in curd soap. Sebastian Weggler (1983) illustrates his own biography, as a monument to remain in our memory forever. He takes the role of Prometheus and other mythical figures, showing him as the inventor of the wheel as well as the discoverer of fire, or – in modest humility – surrounded by angels descending from the sky.
Weggler is outstanding in turning everyday objects into unique pieces of art. He demonstrates exceptional skills in working with a wide range of media: for instance by painting over mass product post stamps, and transforms into something unique in his series “Briefmarkensammlung”.
His Tapestries are another example of his know-how to deal with diverse materials and techniques: Despite the similarity to bourgeois embroideries this work is highly ambiguous, which is typical for Wegglers´ art.
One could go on, wisely phrasing some Duchamp quotes without comprehending Wegglers´ intention at all: In his fly works, Weggler took the valiant little tailors´ credo “seven at one blow” more than literally. Small, black and dead, and floating above the canvas each needle reveals an impaled fly in this body of work.
What prima vista looks like humorous innocence, can be fraught with deepest sarcasm.
Weggler lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.