Selected Works

Gerhard Marx

Flourish III, 2019 Reconfigured map fragments on acrylic-polyurethane ground and canvas Work: 60 x 50 cm

Gerhard Marx

Language Object (Espalier), 2015 Bronze Work: 35 x 25 x 24 cm

Gerhard Marx

A Slant Light, 2019 Reconfigured map fragments on acrylic ground and canvas Work: 100 x 120 cm

Gerhard Marx

Nearfar Object, 2019 Beech wood with Milk paint Work: 60 x 170 x 120 cm

Gerhard Marx

Far Corners, 2019 Reconfigured map fragments on acrylic ground and canvas Work: 100 x 120 cm

Gerhard Marx

Contradiction Topology (Nearfar objects), 2019 Beech wood with milk paint Work: 100 x 100 x 40 cm

Gerhard Marx

Ocean Crossing, 2018 Reconfigured map fragments on acrylic-polyurethane ground and canvas Work: 140 x 180 cm

Gerhard Marx

Endless Column , 2019 Reconfigured map fragments on acrylic-polyurethane ground and canvas Work: 180 x 140 cm

Gerhard Marx

Shelter Topography (to build a cave), 2019 Reconfigured map fragments on acrylic-polyurethane ground and canvas Work: 180 x 220 cm

Gerhard Marx

Survey (CT 1926), 2015 Stone inlay & steel Work: 120 x 238 x 120 cm

Gerhard Marx

Graft, 2015 Bronze Work: 40 x 65 x 38 cm

Gerhard Marx

Scribble Map (A Scribble for Europe), 2016 Cut and reconstructed map fragments on cotton paper Work: 90 x 120 cm

Biography

Gerhard Marx (b. South Africa, 1976) develops his projects through an engagement with pre-existent conventions and practices. This process entails careful acts of dissection and rearrangement, which allow Marx to engage the poetic potential and philosophical assumptions of his chosen material, developing original drawing, sculptural and performative languages. Marx completed his undergraduate degree at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT and received his MA (Fine Art) (Cum Laude) from Wits School of Art, Johannesburg.

Ecstatic Archive is Marx’s sixth solo project with the Goodman Gallery. Marx’s work is shown regularly at international art fairs, held in numerous public and private art collections and was included on the South African pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Marx has been involved in the making of numerous public sculptures, including The World On Its Hind Legs, a collaboration with William Kentridge (Beverley Hills, LA), Vertical Aerial: JHB, (the Old Ford, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg), The Fire Walker, in collaboration with William Kentridge (Queen Elizabeth Bridge, Johannesburg) and Paper Pigeon, in collaboration with Maja Marx (Pigeon Square, Johannesburg). In 2018 Marx participated in the third season at the Centre for the Less Good Idea with his project Vehicle, in collaboration with musicians Shane Cooper and Kyle Shepherd. Vehicle is scheduled to form part of the Holland Festival in June 2019.
He has extensive experience in theatre, as a scenographer, director, filmmaker and playmaker, including REwind: A Cantata for Voice, Tape and Testimony (directed by Marx, interactive film by Gerhard Marx and Maja Marx, composed by Philip Miller), performed at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London (2010), the Market Theatre, Johannesburg (2008) and the 62’Centre, William College, Massachusetts (2007).

Marx is a fellow of the Sundance Film Institute, the Annenberg Fund and of the Ampersand Foundation.

Exhibitions

I've grown roses in this gard...

03 October - 30 October 2019

Gerhard Marx / Ecstatic Archi...

26 January - 09 March 2019

Gerhard Marx / Transparent Te...

31 August - 04 October 2017

Summer Show / 2016

15 December - 14 January 2017

News

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Posted 05 March 2020

World On Its Hind Legs at Goo...

Posted 01 September 2015

Gerhard Marx headlines in Potch

Posted 06 October 2014

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Posted 01 June 2013

Press

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