Clingfilm, gelatine, hair gel, silicone, polystyrene, expanding foam, epoxy resin, spray paint and even gold – Gereon Krebber likes to use unusual materials for his sculptures. Organic seeming, strange, sometimes quirky or disturbing, the creations that emerge refuse a simple aesthetic or straightforward deciphering. Inert, massive and cumbersome, his contribution to Blickachsen 13, “Myreen”, lies prostrate on the ground like a beached animal – in any case something physical, yet not immediately familiar. Some of Krebber’s sculptures seem at first like found objects, but they are in the main elaborately constructed, worked and changed, until the desired form and effect is achieved. The often onomatopoeic titles, which tempt one as much as the works themselves to ascribe a concrete meaning to them, are partly associative, partly descriptive. But they are always developed with reference to the object itself, incrementally.
Gereon Krebber studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy and at the Royal College of Art in London. His work has been regularly shown in major solo exhibitions and he has taken part in group presentations at home and abroad. Since 2012 he has been professor of sculpture at the Düsseldorf Academy.