The artists Wolfgang Winter and Berthold Hörbelt have collaborated since 1992 under the name Winter / Hörbelt. They understand their cooperation as a synergy of ideas and skills in search of a further concept of sculpture.
Winter / Hörbelt draw inspirations from the expansion of the potentials and possibilities of their research in the area of media installation (art) and sculpture . The exploration of frontier areas of the sculpture as architecture or music leads to building-like sculptures) or sound-animated objects that can be perceived in the extended sense as usable. Artistic applicable material inventions or the use of industrial semi-finished car tail lights or crates for sculpture are a central focus of their work for the public space.
Their work, both temporary and permanent has been commissioned and exhibited worldwide.
Hörbelt and Winter have carried out several teaching positions including DAAD lecturers at the University of Fine Arts, Hanoi , Vietnam (1999, 2001) from 2000 to 2001 and as visiting professors at the School of Visual Arts in Leipzig. They have designed workshops on the topic: "prototype for an advanced outdoor visual culture" which they lecture and debate at a number of international arts institutions.
Wolfgang Winter 1980-1982 studied music in Cologne and after training as a sculptor in 1985 Free Art and Philosophy at the Kassel Art Academy . From 1986-1989 he continued his studies at the State Academy of Fine Arts - Staedelschule Frankfurt , where he a lecturer for 1993 sculpture received. Wolfgang Winter lives and works in Frankfurt am Main.
Berthold Hörbelt studied for a professional training as a sculptor from 1984-1989 at the Kassel Art Academy . In the years 1993-1998 he was a lecturer for "Sculptural Design" at the Fachhochschule Münster . Berthold Hörbelt lives and works in Havixbeck and Frankfurt.