Wolfgang Buttress is an award winning international artist who creates simple, elegant and contextual public artworks which seek to define and celebrate a sense of place. Through the use of appropriate materials, repetition of natural form and sensitive reference to history and location, each piece enriches its location in a holistic and sustainable manner. A deep understanding of structure, process and scale informs the aesthetic of his work.
Over the last 20 years Wolfgang Buttress has developed an experienced and professional team to help realise these innovative and challenging projects in diverse locations. His work has recently been exhibited at the prestigious Wall Gallery, Tokyo; ABC Gallery, Fukuoka and the Chicago Sculpture Biennales in 2006 and 2008. In March 2008 ‘Silica’ was recognised with a Civic Trust Award. He is currently working on projects in London, New York and Canberra.
The artist’s first Australian commission Venus Rising is located at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane QLD, a work inspired by the delicacy, materiality and symbolism of the Aboriginal Morning Star poles (by Yolgnu artists in Arnhem Land).