b. 1936, Syria

Christian Megert Biography

Christian Megert is a Swiss born sculptor, installation and object artist. With his structural, material and frottage works of the 1950s—both informal and monochrome—as well as his light box and mirror works, Christian Megert is an important representative of the ZERO movement through light and concrete art. Megert uses mirrors as reflectors of light and movement in the manner of ZERO, they dissect space and give way to monochrome worlds of coloured spaces. The mirror, as an industrially manufactured material, is Megert's medium of choice for changing, breaking and multiplying shapes to create a new space that ultimately reaches into infinity. The artist animates the material by cutting, collaging, colouring and glazing it. In his installations, mostly in plexiglas boxes, he also uses foils and light sources such as fluorescent tubes to create different light and colour spaces.

Christian Megert Featured Artworks

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IDO01-IDO15 (C,P,G) by Christian Megert contemporary artwork sculpture
Christian Megert IDO01-IDO15 (C,P,G), 2020 Mirror, wood, acrylic, acrylic glass box, framed
44 x 345 cm
SETAREH Contact Gallery
Spiegelobjekt by Christian Megert contemporary artwork mixed media
Christian Megert Spiegelobjekt, 1967 Wooden box, mirror, light bulb, and electricity
55 x 55 x 11 cm
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DIERKING - Galerie am Paradeplatz
Zoom by Christian Megert contemporary artwork installation
Christian Megert Zoom, 1964–68 Wood, mirror foil, and electricity
DIERKING - Galerie am Paradeplatz Contact Gallery
Untitled (Kinetisches Spiegelobjekt) by Christian Megert contemporary artwork mixed media
Christian Megert Untitled (Kinetisches Spiegelobjekt), 1966 Wood and mirror
100 x 100 x 2.5 cm
DIERKING - Galerie am Paradeplatz Contact Gallery
Untitled by Christian Megert contemporary artwork painting
Christian Megert Untitled, 1957 Oil on wood
11.3 x 15.2 x 2.7 cm
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DIERKING - Galerie am Paradeplatz
IDO29 by Christian Megert contemporary artwork sculpture
Christian Megert IDO29, 2020 Mirror, wood, acrylic, acrylic glass box
71 x 61 x 12 cm
SETAREH Contact Gallery
IDO4 by Christian Megert contemporary artwork sculpture
Christian Megert IDO4, 2018 Mirror, wood, acrylic, acrylic glass box
152 x 112 x 13.7 cm
SETAREH Contact Gallery
IDO38 by Christian Megert contemporary artwork sculpture
Christian Megert IDO38, 2020 Mirror, wood, acrylic, acrylic glass box
152 x 112 x 13 cm
SETAREH Contact Gallery

Christian Megert Recent Exhibitions

Christian Megert Represented By

SETAREH contemporary art gallery in Düsseldorf, Germany
SETAREH Berlin, Düsseldorf
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