February 23 – April 01, 2023
3 East 89th Street
N.Y., N.Y. 10128
February 23 – April 01, 2023
3 East 89th Street
N.Y., N.Y. 10128
Photographs Olaf Otto Becker
Issey Miyake, a great artist and fashion designer and a mentor of my work for many years, has passed away.
To thank and honour him, I have put together pictures of him setting up the “utsuwa” exhibition.
Working with Issey San was one of the greatest experiences of my artistic career.
Thank you Issey!
August 8 – September 25, 2022
The famous musician Roman Bunka, a wonderful oud player, guitarist, composer and pioneer of world music has passed away.
To honor Roman some impressions of the performance during my exhibition “Ernst Gamperl – Un giro più del cerchio” at Oratorio San Rocco in Padova on 19th Oct 2006.
Thank you Roman!
For 10 years, Niklas Goslar accompanied Ernst Gamperl in his Tree of Life project, in which a mighty oak tree around 230 years old, uprooted by the hurricane in 2008, was brought back to life.
All the objects and sculptures created from this tree and the book that accompanied it were presented for the first time in 2019 at the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur. In 2020, the exhibition travelled to the Korean Craft Museum in Cheongju and will be shown at other international venues in the coming years.
More about Tree of Life and the book
A film by Niklas Goslar
Written & directed by Niklas Goslar
Camera & sound: Niklas Goslar
Second camera: Thomas Willke
Editing: Niklas Goslar
Producers: Ernst Gamperl & Niklas Goslar
Executive Producer: Niklas Goslar
Collaboration: Ulrike Spengler & Steeves Danguy
Graphic Design: David Henne
Subtitle Translation: Amy Cummins, Interteam Munich
opening April 1, 2022 at 6 p.m.
Introduction by MAG. HERMANN DIKOWITSCH – Head of the Department of Art and Culture of the Province of Lower Austria
Duration of exhibition: April 6 – June 2022
Steiner Landstr. 88
Tel/Fax +43 2732 82962
opening hours: Wed – Fri 3 – 6 p.m. , Sat. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and by appointment
The gallery is closed on public holidays
07. January -26. February 2022
Holzwerkstatt Markus Faißt
Opening hours: Friday and Saturday 15-18 and by arrangement
Books can be ordered by email
18 March – 18 July 2021
Vernissage: 25 March 2021, 2pm-8pm
Open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11am-18pm or by appointment
Online reservations: www.spazionobile.com
Open Doors on Saturday 27-28 March & 3-4 April 2021, from 12-7pm by appointment, in the framework of Brussels I Love You (BILY) Contemporary Art Walk.
You can book your visit here
Celebrating its 5th anniversary, the Brussels gallery Spazio Nobile is opening a group show including works by 10 artists and designers that reflect on the interaction between human and planet. With Jörg Bräuer, Nathalie Campion, Lila Farget, Ernst Gamperl, Kaspar Hamacher, Amy Hilton, Samy Rio, Bela Silva, Jacqueline Surdell & Philipp Weber.
Spazio Nobile Gallery, 142 rue Franz Merjay (Place Brugman), Brüssel
Photography by Margaux Nieto, Courtesy of Spazio Nobile
February 23 – August 22, 2021
Amorepacific Museum of Art
100 Hangang-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Südkorea
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10a.m. – 6 p.m.
The exhibition is open to the public.
Ticket reservations can be made online or can also be purchased directly at the museum. In accordance with government regulations, the number of visitors must not exceed a certain number.
BEZIEHUNGSGEFLECHT laute + leise Töne
December 6 – December 23, 2020
+49 (0) 6021 27974
April 24, 2020 to June 21, 2020
Due to the current situation the exhibition will be hold online.
|From May onwards, some showrooms will be open every Friday, Satuday and Sunday. Admission is only possible with advance reservation.|
Get more information and video sequences
Gallery 6 of Korean Craft Museum
314, Sangdang-ro, Cheongwon-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, Republic of Korea
Besides the Special Exhibition Ernst Gamperl 집들이; 공예 _ HOUSE OF CRAFT is hosting another 28 artists, including Anna Dickinson, Jennifer Lee and Bodil Manz
All photographs Jae Yeong Park | logart
The works from the “Tree of Life” have arrived in Korea for the
“Opening Exhibition of Korean Craft Museum – Special Exhibition Ernst Gamperl” 24.04. – 21.06.2020
There are further works to be seen by Anna Dickinson, Jennifer Lee and Bodil Manz.
Spinning the void – Gewerbemuseum Winterthur 2019
Musical live performance
Ceramics, wood and piano: The two artists Ernst Gamperl and Thomas Bohle will each shape one vessel in front of the audience – to notes played by the pianist and crossover musician Nik Bärtsch.
All images Michael Lio
7 September 2019, 4 pm
Ernst Gamperl – Dialogue
CH – 8400 Winterthur
+41 52 267 51 36
We are happy to launch the book about the Tree of LifeProject – a documentary about an artistic altercation with a very special witness of our times – a majestic oak. The artist’s book conveys the fascination of the material and the craft, brings us close to the objects, and gives an insight into Ernst Gamperl’s artistic development over the last ten years.
All photographs Bernhard Spöttel
Ernst Gamperl is seeking artistic refinement in the wood he works with, his objects reach beyond sculptural dimensions towards an echo and semblance of nature.
In 2017 he received the prestigious LOEWE Craft Prize for his remarkable carvings that both transcends and respects his deep connection to the ancient craft of woodturning. The German wood turner’s approach to his work is unique. The way he works with rather than on the material, in harmony and respect with its inherent properties is what gives his finished work the qualities that have brought him international recognition within the art world since 1992.
Master craftsmanship – understanding the essence of a material
In working in dialogue with the material and allowing the wood to unfold through his craft, Ernst’s results are magnetic; they capture a deep connection with nature.
To achieve this he must understand the essence of the wood he is going to work with. “Every log requires a unique way of treatment”, says Ernst, to him, understanding the wood’s potential is the most important skill in the process. Recognising the raw material – its grain growth and structure, cluster growth around the branches and folds and how the branches fork from the trunk all fundamentally determine the outcome of the final object.
Spinning the Void
Concert for Ceramist, Wood Turner and Pianist
Format Development Hans-Joachim Gögl
18 November 2018
Film by Bernhard Spöttel
28 March – 28 April 2018
33 Dosan-daero 27-gil,
Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
All photographs Hyun-Wook Park
17 Mai – 13 September 2015
Am Hirschgarten 1
Photography by Ulrike Myrzik
Film by Niklas Goslar
Lucie Rie, Jennifer Lee, Ernst Gamperl
Midtown Garden, Tokyo Midtown,
9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
13 February – 10 May 2009
Directed by：Issey Miyake
Exhibition design：Tadao Ando
Visual direction：Kohei Sugiura
This exhibition was the three-person exhibition showcasing ceramic artists Lucie Rie and Jennifer Lee, and woodturning artist Ernst Gamperl.
Lucie Rie greatly influenced the mode of contemporary ceramics with her bold techniques and forms of expression within a simple design. Jennifer Lee’s pots present a quiet abstract exploration of space – her works often evoke a deep sense of nature for the viewer. Ernst Gamperl uses woodturning to channel the life from fallen trees and driftwood into his creations. Through the work of three artists that also hint to the origin of creation, the exhibition will take the audience for a tour of the world of creation that enrich our lives and culture.
“The possibility of design as a lifestyle culture is profoundly reflected in the utsuwa ( “vessels, emptiness, universe”) created by these three artists…..
For this exhibition, I thought of ways to make the space work to communicate even more directly the fresh sensitivity of the three artists.
I created a basin in the exhibition room and installed pieces afloat on the water within. The exhibition is configured so that the viewer can stand face to face with beautiful vessels, mediated by the canvas of flowing water, on the brink between stasis and motion. Our hope is that the exhibition will make it possible for visitors to – through the works on display – feel the minds of their creators.”
Photographs: Steffi Seidl, Tom Vack
Ernst Gamperl – Un Giro più del Cerchio
Oratorio di San Rocco
Via Santa Lucia, 59
35139 Padua / Italy
Opening: 19 October 2006
Photopraph by Giustino Chemello
Dance: Monika Fravarti and Joachim Alaudin Grieger
Oud (Arabic Laute): Roman Bunka
Direction and musical direction: Grace Yoon
Curator: Paolo Marcolongo
Coordination: Ulrike Spengler