Jens Ritter Instruments, Hyperspacer 1, 2020


Jens Ritter Instruments
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The Story Behind

HiFi speaker sculpture - silent, but still breathing.

Jens Ritter is a German artist. He grew up in a musical environment which aroused his passion and love for the electric guitar culture. In his first creative childhood attempts, Jens has built "electric guitars" out of wire, cookie jars and waste wood and created speaker cabinets using loudspeakers of defective TVs from local dumps.Through this exciting tinkering Ritter discovered his love and passion of expressing himself through creating electric guitar culture related objects and thereby becoming later in his life a part of this culture.

After his studies of mechanical arts, Ritter focused on designing and crafting avant-garde guitars for Prince, Lady Gaga, George Benson, Nile Rodgers, Mary J. Blige, Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, Sammy Hagar of Van Halen and other major music production artists.

At some point, his guitar sculptures left their traditional purpose and - mixed up with other music, recording and audio equipment - turned increasingly into abstract art pieces expressing his feelings and thoughts, telling his stories. These art works are materialized songs – Jens Ritter's music.

Jens Ritter's works are collected by major museums like the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C, the Boston Museum Of Fine Arts, the MET - Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York City, among others.

Jens is an inspired creator and each of his sculptures has a certain twist. This sculpture which looks like a loudspeaker is silent, but the speakers move slowly like it is breathing. It was displayed in the Hohmann Contemporary Art Gallery. Hohmann is one of the premier art galleries in Southern California.

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