Artist ID #14: Erwin Wurm

Erwin Wurm

Lives and works in Vienna and Limberg, Austria (b. 1954)

www.erwinwurm.at

“Most artworks try to represent something lofty and important, but I find pathos repulsive. I want to address serious matters but in a light way. Even when we speak about illness or tragedy, for example, it should be possible to speak in a light way. (…) Many artists are good at making the easy difficult. I’m interested in making the difficult easy. That does not necessarily mean making it light in a stupid way. I’m not speaking about the surface. I’m speaking about the content.” (Interview from Museo Magazine)

Top 5 works:

Erwin Wurm, Psycho 7, 2010, Aluminium, paint, 120
Erwin Wurm, Psycho 7, 2010
Erwin Wurm, Confessional, 2003
Erwin Wurm, Confessional, 2003
Erwin Wurm, Kiss (Abstract Sculptures), 2013
Mentalstatus, 2010
Erwin Wurm, Mentalstatus, 2010
One minute sculpture
Erwin Wurm, Freud’s rectification (Philosophy-digestion), 2004
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