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With his unmistakeable “Rock Pieces” in different materials and sizes, Arik Levy is a firmly established name in the international art world. In Blickachsen 12, his works in Bad Homburg and Frankfurt are complemented in Kronberg by three formally diverse examples of his abstract ‘rock pieces’. Levy’s mirror-polished stainless steel sculptures are distinguished by their carefully equilibrated artistic form. Precise in their proportions and structure, they are inspired by mineral, often crystalline, forms, yet are not to be understood as imitations of nature. Their appearance changes, depending on the observer’s viewing position, the light conditions and the time of year. On the terrace of the Friedrichshof castle, now the Schlosshotel Kronberg, the two-section work “RockStoneFusion Vertical 170” dynamically reaches out into space, and with its multiple reflections becomes a connecting link between the built and natural forms of its surroundings. In the castle’s rose garden, by contrast, nature itself seems to dissolve in the alternately flat and curved concave surfaces of his “RockStoneImplosed 207”. Beside it, the finely balanced equilibrium of the multi-part “RockTower 131” intensifies the spatial experience of the observer.