Gerhard Merz (born 1947 in Mammendorf near Munich; lives and works in Pescia near Lucca, Italy) studied at the Art Academy Munich 1969 - 1973, assumed a position as professor at the Art Academy D%C3%83¼sseldorf between 1991 and 2004, and then as professor at the Art Academy Munich from 2004 to 2011. Major exhibitions include documenta 1977, 1982, 1987 and 1992; Westkunst in Cologne 1981; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 1989; Los Angeles County Museum 1992; Kunsthalle and Deichtorhallen Hamburg 1992; Venice Biennale 1997; Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen 2002; Kunsthaus Bregenz 2003 and 2007; Gropiusbau Berlin 2003.
Gerhard Merz is a painter - measure, color and light are his subject matter.
Bookcase 2008 (illustrated here: red lead and naples yellow) Painted MDF, black glass and painted glass Dimensions cm: 180 high x 300 wide x 40 deep Glass colors: red lead / naples yellow / ivory black / dust gray / roman ochre / cobalt green Limited to an edition of 10
Light 2008 Circular fluorescent Lumilux 11 light fixtures, dimmable Light fixures: 60 cm long each Overall size: according to the ceiling surface; illustrated here: 430 cm ├? Limited to an edition of 15