Maximilian Verhas

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Maximilian Verhas

Maximilian Verhas has been creating his so-called rolling bodies since 1990. Objects are created that, following the traditional requirements of a sculpture, do not remain in rigidity but can be moved, thus redefining the concept of multi-viewing.

Not only the usual outer sides of the sculpture become visible to the viewer in this way, but also the lower and upper sides appear equally in alternation. This possibility of varying angles of view vehemently prevents the concrete and fixed view of the respective object.

All-sided and compact sculptures are created, which move around in the respective space and thus keep both their relationship to the viewer and the relationship to the space in constant change.

Maximilian Verhas was born in Essen in 1960. He studied painting and graphic arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg from 1981 to 1986 and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin from 1986 to 1990, where he still lives and works today.

His sculptures have been shown in numerous exhibitions and are represented in various private and public collections.

BIOGRAPHY

1960
born in Essen, Germany

1981 – 1986
Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, Germany
painting / graphics with Prof. Clemens Fischer
Painting with Prof. Karl-Georg Pfahler
Figurative sculpture with Prof. Christian Höpfner

1985
Work as a metal designer

1986 – 1990
Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin, abstract steel sculpture with Prof. David Evison

1987
study visit at the College of Art in Canterbury

1988
Welding courses, College of Metal Technology in Berlin

1989
Study visit to New York, USA

1990
Graduation as master student due to special artistic achievements

1990
Expansion of the studio and since then working as a freelance sculptor

1999/2003
Working stays at the Cité des Arts in Paris, France

Lives and works in Berlin

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020s

2022
Galerie Barabara von Stechow, Frankfurt

2021
23. Skulpturenpark, Mörfelden-Walldorf

2020
Winding Sculptures, Galerie Friedmann-Hahn, Berlin

2010s

2019
Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt

2016
Other Sides of Sculptures in Motion, Galerie Friedmann-Hahn, Berlin

2014
Galerie Scorpion, Hamburg
Galerie Friedmann-Hahn, Berlin

2012
Art Fair, Köln; Galerie 15 A, Lochem; Art Bodensee, Dornbirn

2011
Galerie Mönter, Meerbusch

2010
Falkenstein Fine Art, Sylt; Stadtgalerie u. Hajek, Stuttgart; Galerie Voigt, Nürnberg
Art Madrid; Art Karlsruhe

2000s

2009
Galerie Anaan, Neu Delhi

2008
Falkenstern Fine Art & Atelier Sprotte in Kampen auf SyltGalerie Michael Schmalfuß in Marburg

2007 – 2008
Allegros Art Consult in Fürth

2006 – 2008
Galerie Skulptur in BambergGalerie Friedmann Hahn in Berlin

2004 + 2006
Galerie Barbara von Stechow/Marianne Pannen Art Consultzu Gast in der Galerie Vömel in
Düsseldorf

2005 – 2006
Galerie Skulpturengarten Sürth in Köln

2002 – 2008
Galerie Leu in München

2002 – 2007
Galerie Barbara von Stechow in Frankfurt

2002 – 2004
Galerie Effelsberg in Königswinter

2001
Galeria Rzezby in Posen, PGalerie Prof. Dr. Frotz in Bergisch Gladbach

2000 – 2008
Galerie Carola Weber in Wiesbaden

2000
Galerie Wild in Frankfurt

1990s

1998
Skulpturenpark – Galerie Les Beaux Arts in Berlin

1996 – 2008
Galerie Klauspeter Westenhoff in Hamburg

1996
Galerie im Neuen Palais in PotsdamGalerie Vromans in Amsterdam, NL

1995
Kunspruuve – Galerie T 2000 in Tongeren, BGalerie Studio Maastrich in Maastricht, NL

1994 – 1999
Bildhauergalerie Messer-Ladwig in Berlin

1993
Zeitform – Galerie Oderform in Berlin

1992 – 1993
34 Räume – Offene Ateliers – Galerie Tammen & Busch, Berlin

1992
Galerie Forum Herrentierbach in Baden-Württemberg

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022
dynamisch, virtuos, bedacht – Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt am Main

2007
Große Kunstausstellung in Halle

2006 – 2008
Haus Greiffenhorst in Krefeld

2004
Skulpturen in Bissee

2003 – 2005
Kunstmessen in Köln und Frankfurt

2000 – 2005
Skulpturenpark Nord Art in Büdelsdorf

2000
Kunstmesse in Zürich, CH

1999
Vom Besten das Meiste – Schleswig Holstein, Landesmuseumin Schloß Gottorf, Schleswig

1998 – 2008
Internationale Skulpturenbi/-triennale in Posen, P – Kataloge

1997 – 2008
Treffpunkt Kunst – Museum Haus Ludwig in Saarlouis

1997
Ausstellung in der ehemaligen AEG in Berlin

1995
Euregio – Ausstellung im De Velinx in Tongeren, B

1994
Grafik-Messe in Dresden

COLLECTIONS

Rheinboden Mortgage Bank in Cologne
Bucerius Private Collection in Hamburg
Schleswig Holstein State Museum

Hans Heinemann Sculpture Park in Rendsburg
Foundation City Museum in Berlin
Collection S. u. U. Ströher in Darmstadt