Selected Works

Walter Oltmann

Cradle IV (landscape), 2015 Lithograph 57 x 69cm

Walter Oltmann

In Amber, 2015 Colour Lithograph 35 x 42cm

Walter Oltmann

Chrysalis, 2007 Sculpture 240 x 74 x 50 cm

Walter Oltmann

Locust, 2004 Brass Wire 116 x 116 x 9 cm

Walter Oltmann

Bristle Suit II, 2009 Ink, bleach and crayon on paper 110 x 75 cm

Walter Oltmann

Bleeder, 2007 Ink on paper 210 x 100 cm

Walter Oltmann

Caterpillar Suit II, 2007 Aluminum wire 120 x 110 x 68 cm

Walter Oltmann

Armour, 2007 Aluminum and razor wire 120 x 170 x 40 cm

Walter Oltmann

Shoring, 2007 Aluminum wire and rocks 108 x 105 x 27 cm

Walter Oltmann

Coelecanth, 2009 Linocut on Hahnemuhle paper 105 x 210 cm, image 85 x 180 cm

Walter Oltmann

Mother and child III, 2012 Aluminium wire 190 x 280cm

Walter Oltmann

Penumbra, 2012 Aluminium wire 115 x 117 cm

Walter Oltmann

Infant, 2013 Aluminium wire Work: 170 x 172 cm

Walter Oltmann

Specimen, 2013 Ink, bleach and oil on paper 50 x 89cm

Walter Oltmann

Womb, 2013 Ink on paper 55 x 71.5cm

Walter Oltmann

Bristle Disguise II, 2014 Pen & ink and pencil on paper 65 x 50 cm

Walter Oltmann

Limbus, 2015 set of 9 x 1mm aluminium wire weavings 70 x 70cm each and Head 80 x 92 cm

Walter Oltmann

Cradle, 2015 Lithograph (TP from an edition of 35) Work: 57 x 69 cm Frame: 68.5 x 80 x 4 cm

Walter Oltmann

Dandelions, 2016 aluminium wire diameter 175 cm

Walter Oltmann

untitled (relief wall panel), 2016 silver anodised aluminium wire 120 x 125 cm

Walter Oltmann

Gombessa III (Study for Yellow Coelacanth), 2016 ink and acrylic on canvas 90 x 175 cm

Walter Oltmann

Sleeping Child, 2016 relief etching 57 x 54cm

Walter Oltmann

Copper Moth, 2017 Copper wire and canvas Work: 39.5 x 53 cm

Walter Oltmann

Auric Suit, 2017 gold anodised aluminium wire 133 x 88 x 46 cm

Walter Oltmann

Coelacanth (2018), 2018 Aluminium wire Work: 198 x 323 cm

Biography

Born in 1960 in Rustenburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Walter Oltmann’s main area of focus is sculpture, and more particularly in fabricating woven wire forms, which sometimes reference local craft traditions. He has researched and written on the use of wire in African material culture in this region and is deeply interested in the influence of these traditions in contemporary South African art. He has had numerous solo exhibitions with the Goodman Gallery, and has created several large-scale commissions for venues such as the Zeitz Sculpture Garden in Segera, Kenya.

Exhibitions

Summer Show / 2016

15 December - 14 January 2017

New Revolutions: Goodman Gall...

04 June - 23 July 2016

New Revolutions: Goodman Gall...

02 June - 20 July 2016

Walter Oltmann / Cradle / 2015

29 October - 12 December 2015

News

Oltmann, Nhlengethwa and Thom...

Posted 01 February 2018

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Posted 25 June 2014

Walter Oltmann at Standard Ba...

Posted 29 January 2014

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