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Education (03:49)


Gereon Krebber describes his evolution from street performance art to sculpture. While studying at the Royal Academy of Art, the artist learns how his work can appear less disparate and more focused. Materials he uses include balloons, gelatin, cling wrap, and glycerin.

The "Sticks" series (03:52)

Krebben wraps tape and objects around PVC tubes to make them appear more alive. The artist does not want to use materials in a way that is immediately identifiable.

"Ugek Dompf Hepega" (02:54)

Krebben discusses his inspiration behind the installation. The artist considers himself a dirty minimalist and tries to infuse in his work a psychological quality. People are more interested in the world than objects.

"Bloodshot Brighteyed" (02:49)

Krebben discusses mounting his first exhibition in London. There is a relief in breaking out of classical shapes.

Jerwood Prize (06:33)

Krebben discusses his creative process and technical difficulties in sculpting "Tin." The artwork is installed in the English garden of Ragley Hall.

Balloon Art (04:14)

Materials incorporated include aluminum foil, cling wrap, balloons, and tape. Krebben discusses why he started creating amorphous art and how he wants to explore an ambivalent playfulness in his work.

Credits: Gereon Krebber (00:30)

Credits: Gereon Krebber

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Gereon Krebber

Part of the Series : theEYE, Series 3: Sculpture, Public Art and Ceramics
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Gereon Krebber’s proposal for a monumental and expensive aluminum object called Tin won the 2003 Jerwood Sculpture Prize. Shot over more than a year, this film follows the creation, casting and placing of the final sculpture. Sitting in the elegant country house garden at Ragley Hall, Tin suggests a kitchen container or a hamburger and yet is at the same time defiantly abstract. Krebber is a young sculptor from Germany who studied at the Royal College of Art and now works in London. The surprising range of his work, and the processes which create it, are revealed here as he talks engagingly about how to create “seriously flippant” objects. His art, made with diverse materials including balloons and Cling Film as well as traditional media, has a unique deadpan humor. Its effect, the artist hopes, is to make you “smile and shiver at the same time.”

Length: 26 minutes

Item#: BVL194748

ISBN: 978-1-64867-391-7

Copyright date: ©2004

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