Martin Willing

Sculpting Motion

521 West 26th Street

June 1 – July 7, 2017

Martin Willing (b. 1958) Parabolkegel groß, 1991
Martin Willing (b. 1958) Bewegte Fläche, horizontal, 2017
Martin Willing (b. 1958) Kleeblattfaltung, 2016
Martin Willing (b. 1958) Kugel, radial, 2013/2016
Martin Willing (b. 1958) Ring mit Stäben um Fünfeck, 2012/2016
Martin Willing (b. 1958) Wellendoppelschwinger querformatig, 2015
Martin Willing (b. 1958) Konischer Stab, zum Kubus gekantet, 2015
Martin Willing (b. 1958) Dreibandscheibe, 2013
Martin Willing (b. 1958) Stab, zum Ellipsoid gewickelt, 2013
Martin Willing (b. 1958) Kubusmembran, 2010
Martin Willing (b. 1958) Gestrecktes Hyperboloid, Höhenachse zehnfach, 2004
Martin Willing (b. 1958) Mauer, zweiachsig geschnitten, 2003
Martin Willing (b. 1958) Ellipsoid, eine Achse gedrittelt, 2002
Martin Willing (b. 1958) Dreibandscheibe, 1997
Martin Willing (b. 1958) Brücke I, 1995
Martin Willing (b. 1958) Schlängelndes Band, 2007
Installation view: Martin Willing: Sculpting Motion
Installation view: Martin Willing: Sculpting Motion
Installation view: Martin Willing: Sculpting Motion
Installation view: Martin Willing: Sculpting Motion
Installation view: Martin Willing: Sculpting Motion
Installation view: Martin Willing: Sculpting Motion
Installation view: Martin Willing: Sculpting Motion
Installation view: Martin Willing: Sculpting Motion
Installation view: Martin Willing: Sculpting Motion
Installation view: Martin Willing: Sculpting Motion

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