Capital Tower

Man on the Bench

Sculpture, Bronze, 150x275x150cm , 2010
Artist:  Kurt Laurenz Metzler (b.1941), Switzerland
 
Location:  Capital Tower Level 1, Singapore

 

Man on the Bench invites the passersby to sit on the bench and share a happy moment with him. He is a ‘cartoonish’ person with a small head, big body and very large feet. Somewhat overdressed, he seems to be taking a break from his busy schedule to sit on the bench and read a book. The work is deliberately placed near a taxi stand, inviting us to also take a break while waiting for the taxi. Notice the small people and buildings decorating the arm and back of the bench – a mark of Metzler’s attention to details.

Artist’s Biography

Kurt Laurenz Metzler has a sculptor’s diploma from an art school in Zurich. He apprenticed under a car body tinsmith and subsequently a few sculptors before forging his own identity and reputation. You can find Metzler’s sculptures exhibited in public spaces internationally in countries like Australia, Germany, Italy, United States, and Singapore.

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