Gerard Schuwirth (Heerlen, The Netherlands) lives and works in Maastricht.
His creations are exhibited regularly in Spain, France, Belgium, Denmark,
and the USA. Through the years his style has changed several times with
respect to form and material. Nevertheless, his ‘form language' can be
recognised throughout his work. He uses hard materials, such as bronze,
stone, steel and stainless steel, either as a single material
or in combinations.
the forms in stone differ from the sculptures in iron or bronze, the starting
points are similar. Such starting points are:
•The creation of space, which implies that a sculpture must be attractive
from all sides both on an expressive level and on a spacial level
•Many forms he uses have an organic origin; often studies of natural forms
are the basis of his sculptures
•Respect for the material, in that its characteristics and idiosyncrasies
are amplified in its treatment
plastics give rise to the production of larger sculptures. As such they
serve as scale models leading to either enlargements or variations in
a different material, such as polyester or stone.