Maximilian Verhas – Info

Maximilian Verhas has been creating his so-called Rollkörper, i.e. rolling bodies, since 1990. The objects are in complete conformity with the traditional requirements placed on sculpture, but they do not remain fixed and immobile: they can be moved, thus redefining the concept of multiple perspectives.

In this way, the viewer cannot only see the customary exterior sides of the sculpture; the under and upper sides can also be examined alternately. This possibility of varying the perspective forcefully forestalls the assumption of a concrete and predetermined view of the respective object.

The resulting sculptures are compact and poly-directional, moving within the respective space and thus constantly changing their relationship with the viewer as well as with their immediate environment.

Maximilian Verhas was born in Essen in 1960. He studied Painting and Graphic Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg from 1981 until 1986 and Sculpture at the University of the Arts in Berlin from 1986 until 1990.

His sculptures have already been on display in numerous exhibitions and can be found in various private as well as public collections.