(b.1962 Hanover, Germany)
Florian Wozniak spent his childhood in Germany and India before moving to South Africa. He studied Fine Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, majoring in sculpture. He continued his studies in Europe studying lithography at the Internationale Sommerakadelilie Salzburg, Austria and carving marble at Studio Carlo Nicoli in Carrara, Italy.
"Wozniak's sculptures show the spirit of an experienced and earnest sculptor as he has discovered and worked with his determined and unselfconscious imagination. These traces are clearly visible in his elegant works. They tell us that there is real life to be seen here, and that there was real life in their making. In the changes from a Classical mode to a more Hellenistic one, from static to looser forms, and from ideal renderings to more textured ones, there is evidence of Wozniak’s maturing as an artist. In each figure we find sensitivity, truth and power.
– [Adapted from a text by Matthew Friedland]
Southern Aspect - A Group Exhibition, Everard Read, London, UK
100 Centenary Exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
15th Anniversary, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
Newtown Galleries, Johannesburg, South Africa
McHardy Sculpture Company, London, UK
Art Centre Group, London, UK
L. Dippenaar (private collection), Johannesburg, South Africa
Gencor Collection, Johannesburg
St Andrew's Church, Zurich
T. J. Wolfensberger, Mont sur Rolle, Switzerland
R. Leaf, London
Studio Carlo Nicoli, Carrara, Italy