Adolfo Schlosser - Exhibition view, 2014 © Galería Elvira González

Adolfo Schlosser

Adolfo Schlosser, Photographed by de Eva Lootz © Museo Reina Sofía

Leitersdorf, Austria, 1939 - Bustarviejo, Spain, 2004

The tension has appeared again and I’m thinking of making a kind of sail, combining stone, cloth and tree.

Adolph Schlosser was born in Leitersdorf, Austria, in 1939. He studied sculpture at the Academy of Applied Arts in Graz and from 1957 to 1959 painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. After a period of four years in Iceland, where he combined his work as a fisherman and as a writer, he returned to Vienna. It was then that he began to practice Hörspiel (audible games) and, in the 1960s, he produced his first sculptural works.

In the mid-sixties he left Vienna and moved to Madrid, together with the sculptor Eva Lootz; he since then lived and worked in the city of Bustaviejo, Madrid. Shortly after settling in Spain, he began to channel his literary concerns towards plastic expression. After some initial incursions into geometric language, Schlosser found his own vocabulary, deeply related with nature.

In 1998 the IVAM, Valencia, dedicated its first major retrospective to him, followed by a second one organized by the Reina Sofia Museum in 2006. The artist has works installed in the following public spaces: the Palacio de la Magdalena, Santander; the RENFE Station, Santander; the Plaza Centenario, San Sebastian; the Campus of the Polytechnic University, Valencia and the Campus of the University of Torrelavega, Santander. His work can be found in many public collections, including the MNCARS, Madrid; the MACBA, Barcelona; the CAC, Seville and the CGAC, Santiago de Compostela.

Works in public collections include the Reina Sofia National Museum and Art Centre, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, the Andalusian Centre of Contemporary Art, Seville, the Spanish Museum of Abstract Art, Cuenca, the Galician Centre of Contemporary Art, Santiago de Compostela

Adolfo Schlosser's Works

Adolfo Schlosser, Puesta de sol, 2004
80 x 65 cm | 31 ¹/₂ x 25 ¹/₂ in
Photographic collage on linen paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Puesta de sol, 2004
80 x 65 cm | 31 ½ x 25 ½ in
Photographic collage on linen paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Trampa de luz, 2004
3,9 x 9,7 ø cm |1 ½ x 3 ¾ ø in
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Adolfo Schlosser, Untitled, 2002
58 x 68 x 1 cm | 22 ⅚ x 26 ⅚ x 0 ⅖ in
Seaweed and brass

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Adolfo Schlosser, Untitled, 2002
51 x 90 x 50 cm | 20 ⅚ x 35 ⅗ cm
Seaweed and nickel silver

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Adolfo Schlosser, Untitled (Tetraedro de abedul), 1984
85 x 58 x 58 cm | 33 ½ x 22 ⅚ x 22 ⅚ in
Birch, brass rod and wire

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Adolfo Schlosser, Trampa de luz, 2004
3,9 x 9,7 ø cm | 1 ½ x 3 ½ ø in
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Adolfo Schlosser, Untitled, 1980
11 x 13,5 x 12 cm | 4 ⅓ x 5 ⅓ x 4 ⅘ in
Palm branch and soot

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Adolfo Schlosser, Untitled, 1991
18 x 25 cm | 7 x 9 ⅘ in
Chinese ink on paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Alga, 2000
12 x 11 x 7 cm | 4 ⅔ x 4⅓ x 2 ³/₄ in
Seaweed and stone

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Adolfo Schlosser, Alga, 2002
9 x 8,5 x 6 cm | 3 ½ x 3 ⅓ x 3 ½ in
Seaweed, wax and resin

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Adolfo Schlosser, Untitled, 2000
25 x 22,5 cm | 9 ⅘ x 8 ⅚ in
Chinese ink on paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Untitled, 2002
25,5 x 24,5 cm | 9 ⅘ x 9 ⅔ in
Chinese ink on paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Untitled, 2000.
33 x 18 cm | 12 ⅞  x 7 in.
Chinese ink on paper.

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Adolfo Schlosser, Untitled, 1994
32,5 x 23 cm | 12 ½ x 9 in
Chinese ink on paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Trampa de luz, 2004
3,9 x 9,7 ø cm | 1 ⅛ x 3 ½ ø in
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Adolfo Schlosser, Trampa de luz, 2004
3,9 x 9,7 ø cm | 1 ½ x 3 ½ ø in
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Adolfo Schlosser, Trampa de luz, 2004
3,9 x 9,7 ø cm | 1½ x 3½ in
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Adolfo Schlosser, Trampa de luz, 2004
3.9  x 9.7 ø cm | 1½ x 3¾ in
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Adolfo Schlosser, Trampa de luz, 2004
3,9 x 9,7 ø cm | 1⅜ x 3½ in
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Adolfo Schlosser, Alga, 2004
3,9 x 9,7 ø | 1½ x 3⅚ in
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Adolfo Schlosser, Sin título, 1991
18 x 24 cm | 7 x 9⅚  in
Chinese ink on paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Opindo 1, 2000
135 x 142 cm | 53⅛ x 55⅞ in
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Adolfo Schlosser, Opindo II, 2000
135 x 142 cm | 53⅙ x 55⅞ in
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Adolfo Schlosser, Sin titulo, 2000
27,7 x 25,2 cm |10,9 x 9,9 in
Chinese ink on paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Sin título, 1989
31,2 x 21,5 cm | 12¼ x 8⅖ in
Graphite on paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Alga, 2002
9 x 8,5 x 4 cm | 3½ x 3⅜ x 1½ in
Seaweed, wax, resin and soot

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Adolfo Schlosser, Sin título, 1995
14,5 x 17 x 2,3 | 5,7 x 6,6 x 0,9 in
Palm branch and lead

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Adolfo Schlosser, Puesta de sol, 2004
80 x 65 cm | 31 ¹/₂ x 25 ¹/₂ in
Photographic collage on linen paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Puesta de sol, 2004
80 x 65 cm | 31 ½ x 25 ½ in
Photographic collage on linen paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Trampa de luz, 2004
3,9 x 9,7 ø cm |1 ½ x 3 ¾ ø in
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Adolfo Schlosser, Untitled, 2002
58 x 68 x 1 cm | 22 ⅚ x 26 ⅚ x 0 ⅖ in
Seaweed and brass

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Adolfo Schlosser, Untitled, 2002
51 x 90 x 50 cm | 20 ⅚ x 35 ⅗ cm
Seaweed and nickel silver

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Adolfo Schlosser, Untitled (Tetraedro de abedul), 1984
85 x 58 x 58 cm | 33 ½ x 22 ⅚ x 22 ⅚ in
Birch, brass rod and wire

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Adolfo Schlosser, Trampa de luz, 2004
3,9 x 9,7 ø cm | 1 ½ x 3 ½ ø in
Paper, photography, wax and resin

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Adolfo Schlosser, Untitled, 1980
11 x 13,5 x 12 cm | 4 ⅓ x 5 ⅓ x 4 ⅘ in
Palm branch and soot

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Adolfo Schlosser, Untitled, 1991
18 x 25 cm | 7 x 9 ⅘ in
Chinese ink on paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Alga, 2000
12 x 11 x 7 cm | 4 ⅔ x 4⅓ x 2 ³/₄ in
Seaweed and stone

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Adolfo Schlosser, Alga, 2002
9 x 8,5 x 6 cm | 3 ½ x 3 ⅓ x 3 ½ in
Seaweed, wax and resin

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Adolfo Schlosser, Untitled, 2000
25 x 22,5 cm | 9 ⅘ x 8 ⅚ in
Chinese ink on paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Untitled, 2002
25,5 x 24,5 cm | 9 ⅘ x 9 ⅔ in
Chinese ink on paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Untitled, 2000.
33 x 18 cm | 12 ⅞  x 7 in.
Chinese ink on paper.

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Adolfo Schlosser, Untitled, 1994
32,5 x 23 cm | 12 ½ x 9 in
Chinese ink on paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Trampa de luz, 2004
3,9 x 9,7 ø cm | 1 ⅛ x 3 ½ ø in
Paper, photography, wax and resin

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Adolfo Schlosser, Trampa de luz, 2004
3,9 x 9,7 ø cm | 1 ½ x 3 ½ ø in
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Adolfo Schlosser, Trampa de luz, 2004
3,9 x 9,7 ø cm | 1½ x 3½ in
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Adolfo Schlosser, Trampa de luz, 2004
3.9  x 9.7 ø cm | 1½ x 3¾ in
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Adolfo Schlosser, Trampa de luz, 2004
3,9 x 9,7 ø cm | 1⅜ x 3½ in
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Adolfo Schlosser, Alga, 2004
3,9 x 9,7 ø | 1½ x 3⅚ in
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Adolfo Schlosser, Sin título, 1991
18 x 24 cm | 7 x 9⅚  in
Chinese ink on paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Opindo 1, 2000
135 x 142 cm | 53⅛ x 55⅞ in
Photography on linen paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Opindo II, 2000
135 x 142 cm | 53⅙ x 55⅞ in
Photography on linen paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Sin titulo, 2000
27,7 x 25,2 cm |10,9 x 9,9 in
Chinese ink on paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Sin título, 1989
31,2 x 21,5 cm | 12¼ x 8⅖ in
Graphite on paper

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Adolfo Schlosser, Alga, 2002
9 x 8,5 x 4 cm | 3½ x 3⅜ x 1½ in
Seaweed, wax, resin and soot

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Adolfo Schlosser, Sin título, 1995
14,5 x 17 x 2,3 | 5,7 x 6,6 x 0,9 in
Palm branch and lead

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