Mehler, Herbert

German Sculptor, * 1949 in Steinau (Germany)

Herbert Mehler gained his first artistic experience with his father, a wood sculptor Franz Mehler. Following his training as a sculptor, he studied from 1972-1976 painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg.

Together with his wife, the German paintress Sonja Edle von Hoeßle, he founded the
„riedenheim project“ on an old farm on the outskirts of Würzburg in order to concentrate on his art.

Works by Herbert Mehler were exhibited in numerous museums, galleries and public spaces, including:

1989 the Castle Museum Aschaffenburg (1989)

1990 the Artothek Nuremberg

1998 the Artothek Krefeld

2000 "Conventino Il" in the Municipal Collections Schweinfurt

the Water and Shipping Authority Schweinfurt

2003 at the Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Monteciccardo / Italy

2006 the Museum of the Cathedral and the Museum in the cultural memory of Würzburg (2006)

the Federal Employment Agency Nuremberg

the State Insurance Office of Lower Franconia

Baden steelworks Kehl

Six pieces from the series "Kavex" can be seen on the grounds of the hospital Elisabeth Herzberge in Berlin
since January 2008. Furthermore, the 7.20 m high sculpture "BELLADONNA" by Herbert Mehler stands at the so-called „Skulpturenufer“ in the Old Port of Würzburg since July 2009.

Herbert Mehler lives and works in Berlin and Riedheim, besides sculptures he produces special drawings using chalk and charcoal on cardboard.


Awards:

1996: Appreciation Award of the Nüremberg News

2007: Art award of the Nuremberg News

2007: Culture awarf of the city of Würzburg

2008: 1. prize, Skulpturen im Park 2008, city Mörfelden-Walldorf

 

Catalogues:

Schräglage. Objekte und Arbeiten auf Papier (1996). ISBN 3-927083-69-0.

kavex. Skulpturen (2007). Mit Texten von Jürgen Lenssen und Hansdieter Erbsmehl (dt./engl.). ISBN 3-940029-01-7

On Location. Die Werkgruppe KAVEX im öffentlichen und sakralen Raum (2009). Hrsg. von der TAMMEN Galerie Berlin, dem Museum am Dom Würzburg, dem Kunsthaus Lübeck und der Galerie Gaulin + Partner, mit Texten von Sandra Gebauer und Jürgen Lenssen. ISBN 978-3-940029-52-2


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