Erwin Wurm

Fountain, 2007

A conceptual artist of the absurd with a dry sense of humour, has been working on broadening the field of sculpture for about fifteen years. His central concern is with innovations in sculpture, conceiving the act of sculpture itself as sudden and momentary, rather than making static objects. Wurm’s work is concerned with finding ways to extend the dialogue of the pioneering performance and conceptual art of the 1960s into formal works of sculpture.

Born 1954 in Bruck, Austria
Lives and works in Vienna