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Alexander Sterzel lives and works in the Stuttgart area. In his works he visually captures the associations and relationships of life. We see human figures and others from a more fantasy background like angels, gnomes, ghosts. It seems as if the artist has captured sequences from dreams. But those figures are always engaged in dramatic circumstances, some of which they have caused themselves, others where forced on them by fate.
Medicine, literature, religious arguments, old and faded photographs, X-ray films and secretive codes create an exciting cross section which Sterzel uses to sketch out otherwise inexplicable forms of life and suffering. In addition, the transition from here to eternity, from grief to hope, decay and remembering are a central part in the work of the artist.
This applies to his artwork and his movies.
"I am Death - la vita é bella", 2011-2013, Germany. 2.40 minutes.