The Swiss-born sculptor and painter is world-famous for his bronze figures of elongated, fragile, almost immaterial human beings that were initially inspired by the cataclysms of World War II. His work brings to mind the transience of the human condition, its vulnerability and existential loneliness. Evolved from surrealist abstractions, his view of humanity as ghostly figures standing alone or walking emanates a sense of the status quo eternally “trembling on the brink of movement.”