Jürgen Lingl-Rebetez, sculptor (1971 Bavaria, Germany) was from early childhood interested in art – drawing and painting everything he set eyes on: animals, people, buildings, landscapes. At the age of 20, after graduating from Josef-Effner Grammar School, Dachau, Jürgen Lingl-Rebetez exhibited for the first time in a gallery in Dachau showing studies of nudes using various techniques.
After his mandatory civil service in Schönbrunn, Jürgen began a wood sculptor apprenticeship with Master Hans-Joachim Seitfudem. His submission for his graduation won him the first prize in Munich and Bavaria and second place nation-wide. In 1996, Jürgen Lingl-Rebetez moved to Switzerland and worked as an independent artist. He then began creating works with a chain saw. His classical education permits him a creative freedom without any technical hindrances, from religious subjects like angels, holy figures and monuments to nudes and animals. Since 1999 Jürgen Lingl-Rebetez has been living and working in France.
Jürgen’s own personal style is powerfully apparent in the passion and animation which shines through every single piece of work. His sculptures are like drawings, drawn with the chain saw in a three dimensional space. Colour and pencil support the vibrant, impressionistic surfaces.
Jürgen Lingl-Rebetez’s works are found both in private and in public collections across Europe, the US, Canada, Russia, Australia, Singapore and Hongkong.