Gunther Gerlach

Sculpture and Space

Edited by Gunther Gerlach

Gunther Gerlach

Edited by Gunther Gerlach

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

144 pages | 64 color plates, 30 halftones | 9 1/2 x 11 | © 2013
Cloth $39.95 ISBN: 9783777420943 Published February 2014 For sale in North America and Japan only
Gunther Gerlach is widely hailed for having forged a new direction within the long tradition of wood sculpture, with expansive, abstract works that nonetheless remain concerned with form and demonstrate his dedication and deep respect to this living medium.

Gunther Gerlach: Sculpture and Space documents Gerlach’s work over thirty-five years and offers the first comprehensive overview of his critically acclaimed career. Slender and arranged in groups of varying heights to evoke the human form or painted to mimic the appearance of metal or stone, Gerlach’s sculptures are truly three-dimensional and of equal interest from every perspective. The space between the sculptures invites viewers to explore their placement relative to one another, as well as the empty space between them, lending additional layers of meaning to each work as part of the larger installation. In addition to eighty full-color illustrations, the book includes critical texts by art historian Arie Hartog and Yvette Deseyve that reflect on the artist’s process and tendency toward experimentation.

On the history and contemporary relevance of relational space

Arie Hartog


Experimental bodies






Sculpture installations


Bundle of sticks

Yvette Deseyve




Exhibitions (selection)




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