Meet the Artist, Gerold Miller, STARKWHITE

Gerold Miller (b. 1961 Germany, lives and works between Berlin, Germany and Pistoia, Italy). Miller’s debut exhibition at Starkwhite presents the largest display of his Monoform series to date. A group of artworks made of horizontally hung beams that talk directly to the galleries architecture, whilst exploring the concept of an open structure. Alongside these is a group of the artists “paintings” comprising his notorious Sets, Instant Vision and Total Object series. These works are made with aluminium or stainless steel substrates, coated in either matte or glossy lacquer to present finely shaded gradients and bold monochromatic tones.

Miller is known for both his “sculptural” works which discuss architectural and spacial properties and his aluminium and steel “paintings,” which explore the rudimentary basis of both painting and sculpture as practices.

This exhibition, sees him oscillate between image, relief, sculpture, and architecture, all radically (and precisely) reduced to a composition of colour, line, shape and form. Miller’s practice is one of space and time, stagnancy and movement, subject and object, where viewer and work merge into one unified artwork.

Gerold Miller’s work was included in STARKWHITE’s presentation at the 2022 Aotearoa Art Fair.

Image credits: (Top, left-right) Gerold Miller, set 507, 2018 Laquered stainless steel 60h x 48w x 3.50d cm. set 508, 2018. Laquered stainless steel 60h x 48w x 3.50d cm. set 510, 2018. Laquered stainless steel 60h x 48w x 3.50d cm. (Above, left-right) installation image featuring Gerold Miller at Starkwhite, Auckland. Gerold Miller, I love Kreuzberg1, 2006 Digital print, framed in black. Monoform 71, 2018. Six laquered aluminium angles 15h x 300w 15d cm. Images courtesy of the artist and Starkwhite.