Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Trashstone 544’, 2012, Production waste in GRP

Trashstone 544, 2012
Buchmann Galerie

Production waste in GRP
97 (h) x 170 x 99 cm
38¼ (h) x 67 x 39 in
Wilhelm Mundt’s most widely-known works are his Trashstones. This group of works, which the artist started making in 1989, consists of production waste from his studio coated in coloured polyurethane resin.

From the very outset the artist meticulously numbered each piece with a sequential triple-digit number. Each Trashstone is part of a consecutive series, conjuring up visions of serial production processes. The group of works, which now comprises more than 750 individual pieces, is testimony to the artist’s consistent will to explore forms and colours, which makes each Trashstone a unique, one-of-a-kind item.