15 х 15 х 19 in. (38.1 x 38.1 x 48.26 cm.)
The piece is made of word pieces approximately 2"x13"x1"
Created through the repurposing of discarded material, Georg Herold’s wooden sculpture ‘Globus’ presents a free-form yet structural interpretation of the globe. Herold’s ability to transform raw material, as well as the viewer’s perception of material and its function in life and art, is represented here. Using the wood scraps that have been cast away and deemed “unusable”, Herold provides them with a new life and purpose; seeing the potential and will in the unconventional material, which he exploits to cultivate sensations of breath and movement that converts the rigid structure into an illustration of the world.
Georg Herold's (b.1947) passion for collecting and categorizing has come to define his career as an artist. Questioning preconceived notions of artistic material and concepts in contemporary art, Herold challenges and redefines convention. As an emerging German artist in the 1970s, Herold studied under Sigmar Polke, Franz Erhard Walther, Werner Büttner, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger. Through their influence he began investigating the use of different materials from bricks, baking powder, wood, vodka bottles, buttons and mattresses, experimenting with the ways they were categorized and understood. Herold studied at Beaux Arts Academy, Munich & Beaux Arts Academy, Hamburg. His work has been widely exhibited throughout the world, with recent solo shows at Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany (2012); Galerie Baerbel Graesslin, Frankfurt, Germany (2011); Sadie Coles, London, England (2011); Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany (2011); Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY (2009); Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium (2007); and Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (2007).
Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France
Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium