Over his long career, Kiesewetter has always sought to imbue his sculptures with the simple depth of unpretentious things. Looking back at his whole body of work, throughout more than twenty years, his sculptures appear to the spectator as friendly enigmas and riddles; they appeal to the sense of surprise, the capacity for wonder and a profoundly human desire for discovery.

 

His sculptural works of assembled sheet metal reside in an intermediary space between figurative playfulness and abstraction. To ensure that his sculptures can inhabit such a multiple state, the sculptor has always tried to handle the metal with close attention to its own organic qualities. He works with the sheet metal meticulously, ensuring that the work has enough elasticity so that it can comfortably shift from matter to form.

 

There is something friendly about the shapes he makes, since Kiesewetter aims for a kind of modernity that, when stripped of all cynicism and desperation, allows us to form a simple connection with things. The pieces are mysterious presences that have the astuteness of drawing, the meticulous musculature of origami and the initial echoes of early Cubism. These are indeed somewhat disjointed and incomplete reference points; Kiesewetter's greatest achievement is perhaps that his work is open-ended, in such a way that the spectator's gaze is what confers its ultimate meaning.