The German artist Gerold Miller, who was born in Altshausen and now lives in Berlin and Pistoia (Italy), talks in his Interview about the central message of his artistic work.
Please describe the core theme and the central message of your work.
Freedom in any form is the most important thing to me. That is also the reason why I pursue this profession. With my art, I am constantly trying to explore the limits of freedom: What is possible, what is not? How far can I go? In this way, I frame the space in which I live and work. Perhaps you could even say that this space of action I have marked out is what I need in order to make art.
Introduce us to the work that you feel exemplifies, or best embodies, the message of your work.
These are the Verstärker, my first free-standing sculptures. During the Renaissance, a humanistic-universal worldview emerged for the first time, which defined man as a free individual who thinks and acts independently. In this context, free-standing sculpture was one of the greatest achievements and the strongest expression of this attitude, ideally embodying the vision of freedom and self-determination of each individual. The same is true for Verstärker.
Gerold Miller Studio, Verstärker 47 (1/3), 2022, 220 x 62.90 x 70.60 cm, Marble polished: Rosso Venezia, Courtesy the artist & Wentrup, Berlin
What is the goal of your art, your work – what do you want it to achieve for the viewer?
Participation. I don’t predefine what my works should represent or what one should see in them. That’s why I actively take responsibility for the viewer in the process of finding the image. Everyone is responsible for what they see or want to see.
THE DEED | THE WORK is a complementary and separately presented part of THE INTERVIEW IN|DEEDS with Gerlod Miller.
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