Gerhard Völkle, ‘Karl’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse

Gerhard Völkle was born 1953 in Lörrach, Germany and studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule Basel, Switzerland. His connection to the Spanish island Lanzarote and fascination with the ubiquitous volcanic rocks has long been reflected in his artworks.

One of Gerhard Völkle's main interests is increasingly sculptural groups and representations of people in paintings and metal sculptures with highly detailed gestures. Using silhouette-like outlines and oxidizing colors, Völkle depicts people in expressive postures and gestures.

His artworks from this series consist of a small steel sculpture with his signature finish and are placed inside a white frame with a glass front. Each one is signed. This artwork is edition 36/99. Due to the unique oxidation that occurs, each sculpture is one-of-a-kind.

The artwork is ready to hang. We include a certificate of authenticity for each artwork.

2015 KOSMOS SCHWARZWALD, Lahr, Germany
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Krakau, Poland
2014 Artspace Warehouse Los Angeles, USA
Kunstwarenhaus Zurich, Switzerland
Affordable Art Fair, Maastricht, Netherlands
Kunstmuseum Hasemann-Liebich, Gutach im Schwarzwald, Germany
Kunst 14 Zürich, International Art Fair
2013 Haus Salmegg, Rheinfelden, Germany
2012 Kulturforum Sprützehüsli, Oberwil , Switzerland
Villa Bosch, Radolfzell, Germany
2011 Deutsches Sport und Olympiamuseum, Köln, Germany
2010 ART Galerie, Chur, Switzerland
Skulpturenpark, Mörfelden-Walldorf
Kunst in Reinach, Reinach, Switzerland
Galerie Aphold, Allschwil/Basel, Switzerland
2009 Stadt Lörrach Kulturprojekt Skulpturen, Lörrach
Rheinblicke-Einblicke, Schloßpark Köln-Stammheim
Badisches Kunstforum, Ebringen, Germany
Museum Römervilla, Grenzach-Wyhlen
regionale10, Kunstraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Aphold, Allschwil/Basel, Switzerland
2008 regionale9, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland
2007 Freilichtgalerie ART-Dorf, Ötlingen, Germany
Zehnthaus, Grenzach-Wyhlen, Germany
2005 Galerie+Kunstraum KIESWERK, Weil am Rhein , Germany
ART MONDIAL, Breisach, Germany
2004 LOEBA Treuhand Jahresausstellung, Lörrach
2003 Deutsch/Franz. Ausstellung, Riegel
ART INTERNATIONAL, Breisach, Germany
2002 ART 2002, Colmar, France

Signature: Signed on the front.

About Gerhard Völkle

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.

German, b. 1953

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