Roland Gebhardt

Born in Paramaribo, Suriname (1939), educated in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany, he lives and works in New York. Master of Fine Arts. Art Academy of Hamburg, 1964. Gebhardt is a sculptor whose minimalist work has been shown around the world and is already included in several prominent collections. Best known for its monolithic sculptures at the 70s exploring the concept of linear void, some run as large-scale environmental sculptures (Wave Hill and Storm King in New York). He was released with the group of minimalist artists as Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Richard Serra, Brice Marden and many others, at shows in 70-80 years including ‘The Minimal Tradition’, at Aldricht Museum. In 2008, he launched the multi-media piece “The One Tribe” in Art & Technology Center 3LD in New York and did sculptural masks in “Dancing Sculpture” series. Since 2013 he conducted experiments on Storm King Art Center and at Institute Chautauqua unveiling spatial relationships built at the intersection of identity, abstract sculpture and landscape. In 2014, he presented “Trophies” unique collaboration between sculpture, dance and music that explores issues of identity and transformation of the living (Erie Art Museum in Erie, Pennsylvania). Very active in community activities related to the preservation of city planning and architecture in New York. For many years devoted more to the design, participated in projects in the United States, Europe and Japan, creating line of sculptural furniture. He never abandoned his authorial production but did not exhibit it for almost four decades. In recent years he developed a series of three-dimensional drawings on paper and striking sculptures in corten steel, aluminum and zinc, keeping the tradition of minimalism and conceptual sculpture. Most recently he exhibited his work in a solo show in Brasilia, Brazil and in art fairs such as SP-ART, VOLTA Basel e NY, EXPO Chicago, India Art Fair, among others.