My installations are like little temples, shrines or places of contemplation. I build them to create moments of peace and quietness in urban areas. I want my work to serve as a reminder of our inseparability with nature.
Malte Kebbel, founder of Studio Kebbel is a German artist is based between Berlin and Dubai, producing large-scale, light and sculpture installations for the public space.
Kebbel’s current work is focused on questioning our evolving relationship with nature and the city. He utilises synthetic materials, parametric design and 3D technology, to produce monumental structures, made of geometric shapes and patterns, that are reminiscent of the natural world.
Kebbel draws his inspiration from his love of nature and his fascination with large-scale architecture, which he brings together with his mastery of light, in his installations. By bending artificial materials to the shape of nature, Kebbel seeks to revive our connection with the natural world. With light, he brings his installations alive, no matter what time of day or night.
Across cities, in public places such as public squares, hospitals and parks, Kebbel shows his illuminated installations to create calming, grounding experiences. Through the feeling of wonder that they bring, his installations also raise fundamental questions about environmental or even social issues.