Georg Herold is a German conceptual artist who challenges the conventions of high art. Using simple building materials, he creates work that is often interpreted as off kilter and ironic. His art elicits surprise, confusion, and laughter from those who are hit with his brazenly tongue-in-cheek socio-political subtext. Herold's oeuvre is created from great skill and insight. His use of materials is unsettling and compelling in the way it pulls at established ways of interpreting art, especially the notion of taking art too seriously. Like the craft used to write a good joke or tell a compelling story, there is a craft in how Herold constructs works of art that integrate humor with social and aesthetic commentary.
Herold’s work has been the subject of a number of exhibitions worldwide, including Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt, Austria, and Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, among others. In 1998 Herold was awarded the Günter Fruhtrunk Prize by the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich.
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