ave you ever heard of Erwin Wurm? He is an Austrian artist with more than 30 years of sculpting experience. The artist studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. It is surprising that he is the son of a detectorist who did not approve of art or artists. But Erwin did not give up and created perfect and meaningful sculptures. In fact, he will present his collection, “Trap of the Truth,” in the UK at Yorkshire Sculpture Park on June 10th, 2023. So, remember to save this date on your calendar!
Pullover / Erwin Wurm
Themes and Philosophy of Erwin Wurm
Wurm has certain points in art. For example, in his artwork, The Artist Who Swallowed the World, Wurm stated that he is interested in objects, clothes, items, etc. in everyday life. The artist indicated that his works are about being human with all the spiritual, physical, political, or psychological sides.
Knitted Wall / Erwin Wurm
Second of all, Erwin Wurm is popular with his humorous approach. If you check his works, you will find humor, which is wisely used by the artist. According to the artist, you do not have to be deadly sarcastic or serious. You need to find a balance between the two.
Declining / Erwin Wurm
As we expect every artist to criticize society positively or negatively, Wurm makes criticisms of Western society with his works. Although many people find his works ridiculous or meaningless, he tries to say something very serious. The themes of his works include everyday life objects and our relationship with them, today’s body image, philosophy, and postwar Austria.
18 Pullovers / Erwin Wurm
Exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park
At Yorkshire Sculpture Park, nineteen different sculptures will be there. We will see several artworks by Wurm as well. Some of his sculptures are “Bags”, “Big Step”, “Dance”, and “Trip”.