Georg Herold

Georg Herold was born in 1947 in Jena, Germany. Like the proponents of Arte Povera or Joseph Beuys, Georg Herold uses simple construction materials such as wood, brick, canvas, glass and electric wires, as well as reflecting pools. His approach is similar to that of conceptual art since he rejects the concept of the sublime and prefers to carry out his investigations of language by means of visual word play and texts. “I aim to achieve a state of ambiguity that allows all sorts of interpretations,” he explains. His works, which defy both gravity and order, capture a tension that reflects an energetic creation process. Along with the German artists Albert Oehlen, Martin Kippenberger, Werner Büttner or Günther Förg, Herold belongs to a generation of provocative artists who are linked to the punk and anti-bourgeois movement.

His work was included in the exhibition 'Untitled, 2020' (2020) at Punta della Dogana.