The sculptor Ingbert Brunk has been living and working in Greece, on the island of Naxos,
in the Cyclades, since 1985. His first studio was situated in a Venetian fortress,
built on the ruins of an ancient acropolis, high above the modern town.
The setting is elevated in more senses than one, in that, in the centuries following Venetian rule,
the fortress served as a monastery.
In these surroundings, his Sculpture take shape testifying
to the fascination, which Naxos marble, celebrated since antiquity, exerts on the artist.
Since 2009 he is working in his New Studio at Azalas, near Moutsouna, on the eastcoast of Naxos.
Initially it was this white, crystalline and highly translucent marble which inspired the sculptor,
though as time went by other varieties - tinted or highlighted by inclusions - found their way
into the creative process, and brought about a broadening up of artistic possibilities.