Selected Works

Cradle IV (landscape), 2015
Lithograph
57 x 69cm
In Amber, 2015
Colour Lithograph
35 x 42cm
Chrysalis, 2007
Sculpture
240 x 74 x 50 cm
Locust, 2004
Brass Wire
116 x 116 x 9 cm
Bristle Suit II, 2009
Ink, bleach and crayon on paper
110 x 75 cm
Bleeder, 2007
Ink on paper
210 x 100 cm
Caterpillar Suit II, 2007
Aluminum wire
120 x 110 x 68 cm
Armour, 2007
Aluminum and razor wire
120 x 170 x 40 cm
Shoring, 2007
Aluminum wire and rocks
108 x 105 x 27 cm
Coelecanth, 2009
Linocut on Hahnemuhle
paper 105 x 210 cm, image 85 x 180 cm
Mother and child III, 2012
Aluminium wire
190 x 280cm
Penumbra, 2012
Aluminium wire
115 x 117 cm
Infant, 2013
Aluminium wire
Work: 170 x 172 cm
Specimen, 2013
Ink, bleach and oil on paper
50 x 89cm
Womb, 2013
Ink on paper
55 x 71.5cm
Bristle Disguise II, 2014
Pen & ink and pencil on paper
65 x 50 cm
Limbus, 2015
set of 9 x 1mm aluminium wire weavings
70 x 70cm each and Head 80 x 92 cm
Cradle, 2015
Lithograph (TP from an edition of 35)
Work: 57 x 69 cm Frame: 68.5 x 80 x 4 cm
Dandelions, 2016
aluminium wire
diameter 175 cm
untitled (relief wall panel), 2016
silver anodised aluminium wire
120 x 125 cm
Gombessa III (Study for Yellow Coelacanth), 2016
ink and acrylic on canvas
90 x 175 cm
Sleeping Child, 2016
relief etching
57 x 54cm
Copper Moth, 2017
Copper wire and canvas
Work: 39.5 x 53 cm
Auric Suit, 2017
gold anodised aluminium wire
133 x 88 x 46 cm
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.

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