Gerold Miller: Reset 1 September—20 October 2012
Since the beginning of his artistic engagement, Miller has pursued an unmistakable, striking concept in order to bid farewell to the classically established image in his wall objects oscillating between painting and sculpture without questioning it as such. His conceptually distinct groups of works combine a characteristic that has become a trademark of the artist: they enclose an empty space as a compositional center, are empty centrally or in a prominently placed optical center.
In the exhibition Reset, Gerold Miller now presents his latest series of works Set, a series of radically new wall works that represent a consistent further development of his previous work. Set. shows itself in a minimalistically reduced composition principle, for the first time doing without the central material recess in favour of a flat steel surface. Nevertheless, a kind of emptiness has remained: The overlapping, monochrome colour fields visually create the illusion of cast shadows and deepening or rising surfaces. Where previously a window in a central location opened the view to the wall and created the connection to the third dimension, the painting, anchored in the two-dimensionality, now suggests spatiality. Through the interplay of all colour compositional solutions, the formally reduced surfaces bear