b. 1960, Austria

Herbert Golser Biography

Herbert Golser works almost exclusively with wood and marble reducing his chosen material to a maximum level of fragility and malleability. Golser transposes the wood into extraordinary organic sculptures, which appear both completely new yet recognizable from an ancient past. Herbert Golser's white Arabic marble columns have enabled him to push his practice into a new direction whilst at the same time maintain the same concerns which has made his sculptures in wood so renowned: The ability to stretch the supposed limits of a material into realms which have never been seen before.

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The contemporary art world tends to be obsessed with concepts and narratives. This places Herbert Golser in an interesting position: His sculptures do not possess any overt messages, but rather he creates extraordinarily beautiful pieces directly out of nature's purest material, revealing both the power of the artist to enrich our lives but also, more importantly, he opens our eyes and directs our senses towards what lies inside our natural world; surely there are few more noble 'concepts' than this.

Herbert Golser (b. 1960) currently lives and works in Klein-Pöchlarn, lower Austria.

Herbert Golser Featured Artworks

Crumbling Peaks III by Herbert Golser contemporary artwork sculpture
Herbert Golser Crumbling Peaks III, 2018 Marble and lead
180 x 28 x 21 cm
rosenfeld Contact Gallery
Basisinsel by Herbert Golser contemporary artwork mixed media
Herbert Golser Basisinsel, 2018 kernbuche ca.200
130 x 20 x 110 cm
rosenfeld Contact Gallery

Herbert Golser Represented By

rosenfeld contemporary art gallery in London, United Kingdom rosenfeld London
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