Martin Willing

Sculpting Motion

521 West 26th Street

June 1 – July 7, 2017

Martin Willing (b. 1958) Parabolkegel groß, 1991

Martin Willing (b. 1958)
Parabolkegel groß, 1991
Duraluminum, water jet cut, curved, prestressed, embedded in titanium plate, 11 3/8 (H) inches, 14 1/8 inches diameter

Martin Willing (b. 1958) Bewegte Fläche, horizontal, 2017

Martin Willing (b. 1958)
Bewegte Fläche, horizontal, 2017
Titanium on adjustable titanium base, water jet cut, prestressed, 4 3/4 (H) x 14 1/8 (W) x 14 1/8 (D) inches
Edition 1 of 10

Martin Willing (b. 1958) Kleeblattfaltung, 2016

Martin Willing (b. 1958)
Kleeblattfaltung, 2016
Chromium-Nickel spring steel, laser-cut, curved, prestressed on adjustable stainless steel base, 13 3/4 inches
Edition 1 of 8

Martin Willing (b. 1958) Kugel, radial, 2013/2016

Martin Willing (b. 1958)
Kugel, radial, 2013/2016
Duraluminum, milled, ground, curved, prestressed on adjustable aluminum base, 16 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches
Edition 6 of 10

Martin Willing (b. 1958) Ring mit Stäben um Fünfeck, 2012/2016

Martin Willing (b. 1958)
Ring mit Stäben um Fünfeck, 2012/2016
Duraluminum, cut from a block with pre-tension, matted on stainless steel plate, 24 x 19 3/4 inches
Edition AP 1 of 2

Martin Willing (b. 1958)
Quadratschnitt übereck, vertikal (Wandversion), 1996/2016
Duraluminum, water jet cut, prestressed on aluminum plate, 19 3/4 (H) x 9 7/8 (W) x 1 1/8 (D) inches
Edition 6 of 20

Martin Willing (b. 1958) Wellendoppelschwinger querformatig, 2015

Martin Willing (b. 1958)
Wellendoppelschwinger querformatig, 2015
Duraluminum cut from a single block, stainless steel plate, 8 1/4 x 37 inches
Edition 2 of 8

Martin Willing (b. 1958) Konischer Stab, zum Kubus gekantet, 2015

Martin Willing (b. 1958)
Konischer Stab, zum Kubus gekantet, 2015
Chrome-Nickel-Spring wire, 8 5/8 (H) x 8 5/8 (W) x 8 5/8 (D) inches
Edition 1 of 8

Martin Willing (b. 1958) Dreibandscheibe, 2013

Martin Willing (b. 1958)
Dreibandscheibe, 2013
Titanium, 50 inches diameter

Martin Willing (b. 1958) Stab, zum Ellipsoid gewickelt, 2013

Martin Willing (b. 1958)
Stab, zum Ellipsoid gewickelt, 2013
Chrome and nickel-plated feather steel , 14 9/16 x 5 1/2 inches
Edition 1 of 2
Numbered, initialed, and dated on wall mount: "I/II / MW 2013"

Martin Willing (b. 1958) Kubusmembran, 2010

Martin Willing (b. 1958)
Kubusmembran, 2010
Niro spring steel sheet, water jet cut, cut, folded, wall mount, 27 9/16 (H) x 27 9/16 (W) x 5 7/8 (D) inches
Edition 3 of 3

Martin Willing (b. 1958) Gestrecktes Hyperboloid, Höhenachse zehnfach, 2004

Martin Willing (b. 1958)
Gestrecktes Hyperboloid, Höhenachse zehnfach, 2004
Duraluminum on steel base, Height: 88 inches
Edition AP 2 of 2
Numbered, initialed, and dated on base: "II/II / MW 2012"

Martin Willing (b. 1958) Mauer, zweiachsig geschnitten, 2003

Martin Willing (b. 1958)
Mauer, zweiachsig geschnitten, 2003
Duraluminum on adjustable stainless steel base, 7 (H) x 5 (W) x 1 (D) inches

Martin Willing (b. 1958) Ellipsoid, eine Achse gedrittelt, 2002

Martin Willing (b. 1958)
Ellipsoid, eine Achse gedrittelt, 2002
Duraluminum, 13 3/4 (H) x 11 3/4 (W) x 4 1/4 (D) inches
Edition 1 of 2
Numbered, initialed, and dated on base: "I/II / MW 2013"

Martin Willing (b. 1958) Dreibandscheibe, 1997

Martin Willing (b. 1958)
Dreibandscheibe, 1997
Chrome-plated and Nickel-plated steel , 12 inches diameter
Signed on bottom: "Martin Willing"

Martin Willing (b. 1958) Brücke I, 1995

Martin Willing (b. 1958)
Brücke I, 1995
Niro spring steel, curved, prestressed, screwed onto iron plate, 9 (H) x 15 3/4 (W) x 3/4 (D) inches

Martin Willing (b. 1958) Schlängelndes Band, 2007

Martin Willing (b. 1958)
Schlängelndes Band, 2007
Chrome and nickel-plated steel on stainless steel base plate, 32 9/16 (H) x 2 3/8 (W) x 15 (D) inches
Edition 7 of 10
Initialed and dated on base: "MW 2009"

Press Release

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, June 1, 6-8PM
RSVP acceptances only 212.628.4000 or rsvp@hollistaggart.com

Martin Willing’s engaging kinetic sculptures will be the focus of Martin Willing: Sculpting Motion at Hollis Taggart Galleries. Willing plays in the gap between mathematics and nature, achieving the same visual effect as trees swaying in the wind with precisely calculated and executed geometric sculptures. His work is built upon the principles of physics, in which the artist holds a degree, and experiments with gravitational equilibrium and pendular movement. Subtle responses to atmospheric currents render any stillness merely a held breath between movements. Willing explores the full arc of possible gestures for each shape, often with surprising results, and hopes to produce a meditative viewing experience through slow, elastic motion.

Willing (b. 1958) holds degrees in both art from the Münster Art Academy and physics from Wilhelms University, Münster. He has exhibited widely throughout his native Germany and internationally. His work can be found in the collections of Museum Pfalzgalerie, Museum Würth, and the Cologne Sculpture Park, among others. The artist lives and works in Cologne, Germany. 

CONTACT
Ashley Park
ashleypark@hollistaggart.com
212.628.4000