Born in Pforzheim, Germany
1982 - 1987
Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna Painting - Prof. Rudolf Hausner and Arik Braue
Intern. Summer Academy, Salzburg Sculpture - Prof. Josef Pilhofer
1987 - 1990
Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris Sculpture - Prof. Toni Grand and Claude Viseux
- today
René Dantes lives and works in Pforzheim.
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exhibitions | fairs | awards

solo exhibitions

Galerie Brötzinger Art
René Dantes and Otto Ritschl, Gallery Rother Winter, Wiesbaden
Gallery Ulf Larsson, Cologne (ZA)
Opening installation "Neue Galerie" Ulf Larsson, Cologne "Form & Colour" - Galerie Filser & Gräf, Munich (ZA)
"Urban Nature - Sculpture Mile", Pforzheim
Gallery Schanbacher, Freudenstadt
Gallery Gottschick, Tübingen
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René Dantes

René Dantes was born in 1962 in Pforzheim. He first studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, but soon turned to sculpture because he was fascinated by three-dimensionality. This was followed by a seminar on sculpture at the International Summer Academy for Fine Arts Salzburg and a study of sculpture at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Continuity on the one hand and slow constant change on the other, accompanied by the tireless exploration of new ideas of form and design, are fixed constants in the work of René Dantes. In the development of his sculptures, he moves on the thin line between association and abstraction. René Dantes lives and works in his hometown of Pforzheim.

"I deliberately move along the narrow ridge where the association ends and abstraction begins."