|Bronze relief "Selbst", 1985|
Arno started as a painter and graphic artist.
Towards the end of the fifties he began to
work on sculptures, at first made of wood,
then he turned to metal. He developed also
an interest in the applied area (containers,
mirrors etc.), in which he can use both his
talents as a sculptor and graphic artist.
Arno does not accept an hierarchy in his
work - the different working fields stimulate
each other. Experiences of the painter
influence the work of the sculptor, paintings
and graphic art show dimensions unthinkable
without the experiences of the sculptor.
In his huge workshop he uses the knowledge of an engineer and a metallurgist, with the skill of an experienced technician and welder. To work with his own hands is essential, it creates ideas "which would never be born without the dialogue with the work in progress."
Gerda Stelzer, his pupil and co-worker of many years creates cutleries and jewellery according to his form principles.