Christian Huber

Sculptor

Christian Huber was born in 1968 in Zell am See, Austria. He attended the sculpture school in Hallein from 1982 to 1986 and graduated from the three-year secondary technical school "Kunst und Bau" in Innsbruck in 1989. In 1986, 1992 and 1993 Huber attended the International Summer Academy in Salzburg under Georg Eisler in the subject of painting, Isabel Quintanilla in the subject of graphics and Prof. Waldemar Otto in the subject of sculpture. From 1990 to 1992 Huber attended the Bautechnische Kolleg in Krems on the Danube and then studied sculpture at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, where he graduated in 1997 under Prof. Waldemar Otto.

Huber holds a teaching position at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and works in Prien am Chiemsee as a teacher for art education at the local grammar school. He lives and works in Aschau, Upper Bavaria, where he runs a sculpture studio with his wife. Since 2018 he has been designing animal sculptures made of larch wood for Richter Spielgeräte.

Designs in the Richter programme

Christian Huber: "The animals that I design roughly life-size, I work from strong larch trunks. I alleviate the process of uncontrolled crack formation by relieving cuts in the middle of the trunk and partial gutting. The larch trees I cut are stubborn, which is not surprising considering that they had to withstand storms at high altitudes in the mountains. Their wood is weather-hard and has a great grain, but therefore eccentric in character. It's a living piece of nature."

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