Gerold Miller

Biography

Gerold Miller was born in Altshausen in 1961, he studied sculpture at the Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste, in Stuttgart, but he lives and works in that fertile hub Berlin has become over the last few decades. He began to produce artworks in the 1980s while he was studying at the academy (he graduated in 1989, an epoch-making date for Germany, the year of the fall of the Berlin Wall). His first pieces were a series of steel (and in some cases steel and stone) structures also placed in the open air. Already then his interest and ideas focused on the theme of the frame, as the perimeter of a work that chooses to be placed on the edge, on the borderline between illusion and reality. “Gerold Miller’s re-framing of the framing problem falls within a long modernistic tradition. Frames were originally used to enclose sacred images, fitting precisely around the picture area to make it stand out from the background.” (Peter Weibel)