The sculptor and object artist Gerold Miller realised early on that everything is subject to a form, without it nothing works. His minimalist wall objects achieve their effect by means of radical monochrome and geometric abstraction. In doing so, he makes use of modern techniques and materials. For example, he uses aluminium or stainless steel as image carriers, which receive their reflective surface thanks to an elaborate lacquering process. Usually, numerous layers of varnish are necessary until the desired transparency and depth are achieved, and each colour requires a different primer. He uses special lacquers that are finally polished to a high gloss. This gives the intense colour compositions their three-dimensional character.
In his work, Miller proceeds almost like an architect: He draws, designs, develops, cuts prototypes by hand and studies the effect of colours under the influence of light and different materials. He works entirely without a computer. He gives his work groups names like “set” and “Monoform”. With the work group “Verstärker” (Amplifier), the artist presents free-standing sculptures for indoors and outdoors for the first time.
Gerold Miller (*1961 in Altshausen) studied sculpture at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. This was followed by study visits to Chicago, New York, Paris, Posen and Sydney. The artist has lived and worked in Berlin since 1998.
His work has been presented in numerous international art institutions, e.g. the Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain Bordeaux or the Kunsthalle Winterthur. In 2016, the Ulm Kunsthalle Weishaupt dedicated a comprehensive, retrospective solo exhibition to the artist.
His works are also present in many private and public collections, including: NOMA New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Société Générale, Paris, Sammlung Schauwerk Sindelfingen, Berlinische Galerie, Daimler AG, Stuttgart/ Berlin, Rozenblum Foundation, Buenos Aires, Esbjerg Museum, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Sammlung Deutsche Bank AG, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch/ Stuttgart, Federal Ministry of Art, Vienna, Graphische Sammlung der ETH Zürich, Mallorca Art Foundation, Musée d’Art et de la Histoire Neuchâtel, Museum Ostwall, Dortmund, MONTBLANC Cutting Edge Collection, Hamburg, Museo d’Arte della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano and Villa Merkel, Esslingen.