Erik Steinbrecher

Born in 1963 in Basel. Lives and works in Berlin.


ALPAMARE, 2010/2012, aluminium casting
Photo: Bernd Borchardt


The Swiss conceptual artist Erik Steinbrecher has created a hybrid stone sculpture in four parts. It resembles a group of small trees with trunks and crowns. The trunks are made of bamboo reed. Bread crowns represent a kind of plant or fruit. The artist considers slices of toast to be material; white bread as food from the conveyor belt but also as material for “posh” nibbles such as Croque Monsieur, Sandwiches etc. Toast is also the last bread you can buy at petrol stations at night. The work reflects our relationship to body and soul.