the specific characteristics of the material used in the work by volker schnüttgen, being wood, stone, metal or another, have an important role. In each piece it is notorious the plastic and aesthetic exploration that this artist seeks in the physical capabilities of the matter.
the sculptures present a formal synthesis, a rigorous and simple geometry and a high degree of abstraction, even when volker schnüttgen decides to integrate in them multidisciplinary elements. the iconographic themes are gateways, stelaes with openings like windows, landmarks and architectures in metal or wood. the complexity of the meaning of place is crosscutting theme in his work, best perceved in the installing solutions for his public sculptures, but this concern is present even when he derives his artistic research to a two-dimensional media.