Malte Kebbel, founder of Studio Kebbel is a German artist who started his career making indoor installations, drawings, collages and silkscreen printing in Dusseldorf, Germany. Kebbel is now based in Berlin, producing large-scale, light and sculpture installations for the public space.
Kebbel draws his inspiration from his love of nature and his fascination with large-scale architecture, which he brings together with his mastery of light, in his installations. By bending artificial materials to the shape of nature, Kebbel seeks to revive our connection with the natural world. With light, he brings his installations alive, no matter what time of day or night.
Across cities, in public places such as public squares, hospitals and parks, Kebbel shows his illuminated installations to create calming, grounding experiences. Through the feeling of wonder that they bring, his installations also raise fundamental questions about environmental or even social issues.
Kebbel was impacted by his childhood trips to Norway where he experienced wilderness in all its splendour. He grew a fascination for deserts during a trip to the White Desert of Egypt, where he spent several months, and was recently led to Dubai. He also draws influence from parametric architecture.
Throughout his artist career, Kebbel has exhibited in Germany, Italy, Australia, the United States, Belgium, Austria and Mexico. He transitioned from indoor installations to outdoor installations in 2016 and has since been showing his work in Germany, South Korea, Austria, & Italy.