Gerhard Völkle

German, b. 1953

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Gerhard Völkle

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German, b. 1953

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Gerhard Völkle’s works are visual experiments based on images he has collected over the years. Inspired by the volcanic rocks he found of the Spanish island of Lanzarote, Völkle has created a unique technique of painting with rust. In works made with this process, his deliberate marks mix with the uncontrollable natural oxidation, which transforms the surface into an organic, evolving entity. He often creates silhouettes of figures in dynamic poses, wearing a mix of modern and traditional clothing. Völkle also creates large-scale metalworks of cutout figures and minimalist cubes—their rusting surfaces symbolizing nature, decay, and the passing of time.

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Gerhard Völkle’s works are visual experiments based on images he has collected over the years. Inspired by the volcanic rocks he found of the Spanish island of Lanzarote, Völkle has created a unique technique of painting with rust. In works made with this process, his deliberate marks mix with the uncontrollable natural oxidation, which transforms the surface into an organic, evolving entity. He often creates silhouettes of figures in dynamic poses, wearing a mix of modern and traditional clothing. Völkle also creates large-scale metalworks of cutout figures and minimalist cubes—their rusting surfaces symbolizing nature, decay, and the passing of time.

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Group show at a major institution
Kunsthalle Basel
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