"The essence of the classic, forms the substance of the new."
Christian Bolt, born in Uster in 1972, is a prominent figure in the world of sculpture. After studying the techniques and materials of sculpting, as well as art history and anatomy at the prestigious Accademia di Belle Arti in Carrara, Italy, he trained under the tutelage of Professor Ballocchi until 1999. Bolt's passion for Classicism and Renaissance humanism eventually drew him to the artistic mecca of Florence. Continuing his artistic journey, Bolt studied sculpture in Florence from 1999 to 2001 under the renowned Professor Antonio di Tommaso, ultimately earning a Master of Fine Arts. Since completing his studies, he has dedicated himself to his creative pursuits, showcasing his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Switzerland and abroad. His notable participations include Open12 in Venice, Art Cologne, Scope Basel, and a small exhibition at the Art St. Urban museum.
Bolt's remarkable talent has garnered significant commissions, such as the 2007-2009 sculpture "Trapasso" for the owner of the Franz Gertsch Museum, as well as a building-wide permanent artistic installation in Bank Frick in Liechtenstein. Now residing in Klosters GR with his wife Dominique Krähenbühl and their three sons, Bolt's work continues to capture the attention of international collectors. Notably, musician Sir Elton John has acquired two of Bolt's exquisite marble sculptures for his private collection.
In 2014, Christian Bolt achieved a historic milestone as the first Swiss sculptor to be awarded the title of professor at Europe's oldest and most esteemed art academy, the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno in Florence. His mastery of classical techniques, coupled with his contemporary sensibilities, makes Bolt's oeuvre a compelling addition to any art collection. Through his captivating sculptures, drawings, and paintings, Christian Bolt continues to leave an indelible mark on the international art scene, appealing to both connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.
  • Christian Bolt, Exploration, 2022
    Christian Bolt
    Exploration, 2022
    Bronze 1/7
    49 x 49 x 21 cm
    19 ¼ x 19 ¼ x 8 ¼ in
  • Christian Bolt, Weiblicher Akt , 2020
    Christian Bolt
    Weiblicher Akt , 2020
    Marmo statuario, Carrara
    64 x 23 x 21 cm
    25 ¼ x 9 ⅛ x 8 ¼ in
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