(Kopie), Meuser Windhose, 2020
steel, oil paint 160 x 70 x 70 cm © The artist Courtesy: Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt a.M., und Meuser Photo: Wolfgang Günzel

About the work

"For almost thirty years, hardly anything has changed in the abstract-constructive formal vocabulary of the iron sculptures and spatial installations. Why should it? But isn't this the reassurance of the Meuser brand? Certainly, certain playful elements of the early 1980s, such as free-form devices, have become rarer. They have been reduced to the extent of their necessity. But the principles have remained the same. The object found in the scrapyard on the wall and in front of the wall, or both together in combination with certain cut and welded parts. And then again in detail: the object on the support like a sculpture on a pedestal, like a cup on a table."

Veit Loers - Von Eisen zu Unterhosen, aus: MEUSER, Die Frau reitet und das Pferd geht zu Fuss, 2008, hrsg. von Ulrike Groos, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Snoeck Verlag, S. 27

About the artist

born 1947 in Essen
lives and works in Düsseldorf

Meuser, who keeps his real surname a closely guarded secret, is a sculptor and object artist whose sculptures are assembled from found objects. From 1968 to 1975, Meuser studied at the Düsseldorf State Academy of Art under Joseph Beuys and Erwin Heerich. He also studied philosophy and art history. From 1992 to 2015, he held a professorship at the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe.