The Buchmann Galerie is pleased to announce a presentation of Trashstone sculptures by Wilhelm Mundt (*1959 in Grevenbroich, Germany) for this year’s art berlin contemporary.
Trashstones, is a group of works begun in 1989, in which production waste from the studio is compressed manually and covered in a multi-layered shell of fibre-glass and coloured synthetic resin (GRP). From the very outset the artist meticulously numbered each piece with a sequential triple-digit number. Thus, each Trashstone is part of a consecutive series, conjuring up visions of serial production processes. The group of works, which now comprises more than 600 individual pieces, is testimony to the artist’s consistent will to explore forms and colours, which makes each Trashstone a unique, one-of-a-kind item.
At the centre of our presentation at the abc, weighing in at almost one ton, is the overwhelming Trashstone 532. Its fluorescent salmon pink exterior and enormous physical presence makes an impressive eye-catcher. Trashstone 532 is one of the largest sculptures Wilhelm Mundt has created to date.
Works by Wilhelm Mundt were recently exhibited at the Kunstmuseum Bonn, the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, the Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, the Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf and K20 Grabbeplatz, Düsseldorf. His works feature among others in the collection of the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, the Margulies Collection Miami, the Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg, the University of Bayreuth, MunichRE, BNP Paribas, the Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden in Wuppertal and the Vestas Aarhus.
For further information on the artist and visual material of the exhibited works, you are more than welcome to contact the gallery.