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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.