Heilung (Healing)
80 cm H x 70 cm W x 15 cm D, 2020
Beziehung (Relationship)
80 cm H x 62 cm W x 35 cm D, 2019
Schöpfung (Creation)
125 cm H x 250 cm W x 23 cm D, 2018
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The Art of

Daniel Fuchs

Daniel Fuchs walks the artistic wooden path

“Wood is warm and soft, has its edges and its structure – it’s just pure nature! I am virtually a dowser who has stumbled upon a source of water, or wood. Life has led me to wood and connected me to the element.”

Daniel Fuchs invented his own technique for his wood element, which transforms wooden panels into fascinating reliefs. The filigree technician uses a scroll machine to cut out wafer-thin slices, ring by ring, which he then separates like an accordion and then rearranges until a unique work of art is created.


Relief art | Art from Wood | Fibonacci

Daniel Fuchs Creates Marvels out of Pure Wood

Daniel Fuchs has developed a seemingly simple, but in reality, extremely complicated and complex process with which he transforms wooden panels into filigree reliefs. 

He only uses the German type of wood, spruce, which grows by thousands in his Thuringian homeland and in his adopted Bavarian home. With a scroll saw he creates tight, fine curves out of the simple spruce and discolors them with pigments, the oldest artificial colors in the world, which are obtained from the coloring substances of living organisms and are insoluble. His sculptures carved out of the wooden surface and conjured up seem to move in front of the eye of the beholder; they come to life, they approach, embrace each other, fall over each other in waves. Art critic Barbara Szymanski describes his technique as follows: “First he saws circles or ovals in a spruce wood panel and then within this many smaller and smaller circles and ovals. In the end, he grabs the innermost to pull it up into a figure. “

For each work, he notes how many hours and how many saw cuts it took to complete. The “Fibonacci” composition took around 750 hours of work and 5000 saw cuts that were less than two millimeters “thick”.

For the Asian art magazine “Cans Asia Art News” Daniel Fuchs was nominated “Artist of the Year”, because he has created a monopoly genre with his filigree wood technique. The dimensionality of his artworks are unique and fascinate the international art scene, so Fuchs was immortalized with a cover story on the art magazine.
After this nomination, Daniel Fuchs was invited to present his artworks at the museums in the “Mark Rothko Art Center” in Latvia and also at the Hong Art Museum in the megacity of Chongqing in the People’s Republic of China later this year.
The international art and culture magazine “Aesthetica”, which is published every two months and covers contemporary art from all over the world, has portrayed Fuchs’ wooden artworks on four pages.