Joachim Jurgelucks | sculptor

Born 1979 in Paderborn

lives and works in Melle near Osnabrück

With Joachim Jurgelucks, LAING Gallery not only represents a very young artist, but also an autodidact who is developing steadily and convincingly for far more than a decade.

Jurgelucks is dealing with the material wood since childhood and is constantly developing his handicraft skills. In 2005 he begins his freelance artistic career with raw, wooden figurative sculptures made of wood, which testify to his intuitive and manual skills in working with the material.

Today Jurgelucks contrasts the imperfect form of his earlier “changeable sculptures” with minimalist sculptures of cool elegance that are sensually comprehensible.

Reduction, clarity and simplicity characterize the works of art in the field of tension between volume and emptiness. In order to direct the focus on the form, not the material, he applies up to twenty glazed layers to give the sculptures their particularly fine feel of the monochrome, silk-matt surfaces.

Jurgelucks’ reduced steel sculptures, on the other hand, seem like lines in space. “It fascinates me that a single stroke can change everything.”


1997 – 2000 Training as occupational therapist

2000 – 2008 Therapist in a special needs kindergarten

2002 – 2004 Part-time training as a music sociotherapist

Since 2008 Freelance artist

Since 2008 Member of the Association of Fine Artists

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2011 Dr. Wilfried Koch Museum, Rietberg (G)

2013 FormART, Glinde (G)

2013 Art Quarter Osnabrück (G)

2013 Aurakure, Hamburg (G)

2014 Brauweiler Abbey, Pulheim (G)

2015 Städtische Galerie Halle Westf. (E)

2016 DA Kunsthaus, Gravenhorst Monastery (G)

2018 Ruhr Open Art, Schwerte (G)

2018 Culture Night Osnabrück, Steinwerk (E)

2018 Kunsthaus Klüber, Weinheim (E)

2019 DKKD Festival, Hann. Münden (G)

2019 “reflection”, LAING Gallery, Münster (E)

2020 “Heads or Tails”, Kraus/ Jurgelucks, Kunsthaus Klüber, Weinheim (E)

2020 Ruhr Open Art, Rohrmeisterei, Schwerte (G)

2021 Exhibition of the nominees, André Evard Prize, Kunsthalle Messmer, Riegel am Kaiserstuhl (G)

2021 “Kunst in the Region”, DA- Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, Hörstel (G)

Prizes (selection)

2011 Promotion Prize for Figurative Sculpture, Sparkasse Rietberg Foundation

2013 Audience Award, International Art Exhibition “FormArt”, Glinde

2013 2nd Audience Award, Art Exhibition AURAKURE

2017 Nomination, Art Award Rastede

2021 Nominated for the 6th International André Evard Prize

2022 Project scholarship “Reduction”, State of Lower Saxony, “Niedersachsen dreht auf” (Lower Saxony turns up)