Roland Schmitz


Roland Schmitz  was born in 1972.

He is a young German sculptor who plays with the contemporary expectations of his generation, always creating something with innovation.

He also develops different new materials from his researched and eclectic personal universe.

His passion as an artist is the classical static object itself, which is the most primal form of sculpture.

He gives lightness to these objects, even if they are cast in heavy solid metal. Creating a sense of weightlessness, he regards it as a sculptural challenge. Through selective modifications he loads up everyday items with completely new and beautiful meaning.

Allusions in several of his “titles” force viewers to experience each object in ways previously unexpected.

 

 

Main Education

 

2005

Masterclass, River Clyde, Glasgow School of Art, Schottland, UK

 

2003

Masterclass, Migration, Metápolis, Inst. de Architectura Avanzada, Barcelona, Spain

 

1998-2004

Architecture Diploma, Peter-Behrens-School of Architecture, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

1993-1995

Steel sculptures studies, Werkstatthaus Stuttgart, Germany

 

1992-1995

Apprenticeship as cabinetmaker, Fellbach, Germany

 

Main Exhibitions

 

2016

aestival 06, Ricardo Fernandes Gallery at Cloître des Billettes Cultural Center, Paris, France

reFORM,  Württembergisches Landesmuseum, Altes Schloss, Stuttgart, Germany

Permanent Collection, Museum am Dom, Würzburg, Germany

 

2015

European Artists in China, Sculpture Art Museum, Qingdao, China

MACHT KUNST, Foyer Unter den Linden, Deutsche Bank, Berlin, Germany

 

2014

Sculptue park, Duin & Kruidberg Estate, Santpoort, Holland

All In/2, Galerie Ampersand, Cologne, Germany

 

2013

Roland Schmitz, Galerie Ricardo Fernandes, Paris, France

Garage Sale Out, Teapot, Cologne, Germany

 

2012

Du temps libre pour l’art, Ricardo Fernandes Gallery, Paris, France

SCRIPTORUM…, Galerie Goltz and der Philarmonie, Essen, Germany

Mets la gomme!, Kunstraum Ampersand, Cologne, Germany

Trésors contemporains, Galerie Ricardo Fernandes, Paris, France

 

2011

SATT, Rheinlandhalle, Kunstverein artrmx e.V., Cologne, Germany

Sculptures, Goltz & Noelte Art Space, Essen, Germany

Cologne Art Fair, Germany

Un jour très ordinaire, Ampersand Art Space, Cologne, Germany

 

2010

Sonderschau Junge Kunst, DEUBAU 2010, Messe Essen, Germany

 

2009

Utopia Now!, Contain Gallery, Cologne, Germany

Hug me, Heimlich, Museums Night, Cologne, Germany

The Cologne Concept, KISD, Rhineland Hall, Cologne, Germany

 

2006

Wuppertal Nord, artist-room, Art-Fabrik+Hotel, Wuppertal, Germany

 

Main Institutional and Private Collections

 

Museum am Dom, Würzburg, Germany

Qvest, Cologne, Germany

Trade Fair Essen, Germany

Kreissparkasse Essen, Germany

Ricardo Fernandes Gallery, France