Winfried Krüger is a phenomenon. An extraordinary artist influenced by many and varied creative disciplines, he inhabits a world rich with inspiration, recognising the glimmer of possibility in things otherwise unseen: the tread of a shoe, barbed wire, a firework launch pad. From this detritus he recreates beauty without sentimentality. As a teacher at the goldsmithing school in Pforzheim until 2010, Winifried helped many young artists find their way in the world of jewellery with his generosity of spirit and progressive, free-thinking approach.
This monograph, spanning 52 years of his artistic career, was published in recognition of Winfried Krüger’s exceptional work and the awarding of the Marzee Prize in 2011.
With previously unpublished sketches, drawings and impressions and contributions from Marie-José van den Hout, Cornelie Holzach, Barbara Maas, Sigrid Kopittke and Ralf-Rainer Odenwald.