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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Unklumpen’, Installationsansicht, Buchmann Galerie, 2022
Wilhelm Mundt
Unklumpen, 2022
Installationsansicht
Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Trashstone 769’, 2022
Wilhelm Mundt
Trashstone 769, 2022
Production waste in GRP
163 (h) x 310 x 202 cm
64¼ (h) x 122 x 79½ in
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Trashstone 766’, 2022
Wilhelm Mundt
Trashstone 766, 2022
Production waste in GRP
76 (h) x 103 x 87 cm
30 (h) x 40½ x 34¼ in
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Trashstone 561’, 2013
Wilhelm Mundt
Trashstone 561, 2013
Production waste in GRP
120 (h) x 133 x 230 cm
47¼ (h) x 52¼ x 90½ in

The "Trashstones" are a series of sculptures the artist started in the year 1989. The works consist of production waste from the artist's studio coated in colored 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 colors, which makes each 'Trashstone' a unique, one-of-a-kind item.
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Trashtone 515’, 2011
Wilhelm Mundt
Trashtone 515, 2011
Production waste in GRP
43 (h) x 74 x 50 cm
17 (h) x 29¼ x 19¾ in

'Trashstone 515' belongs to a series of sculptures the artist started making in 1989. The works consist of production waste from the artist's studio coated in colored 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 700 individual pieces, is testimony to the artist’s consistent will to explore forms and colors, which makes each 'Trashstone' a unique, one-of-a-kind item.
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A sculpture by Wilhelm Mundt called Trashstone 748.
Wilhelm Mundt
Trashstone 748, 2020
Production waste in GRP
60 (h) x 102 x 70 cm
23½ (h) x 40¼ x 27½ in

The sculptures’ „interior“ consist of studio waste, which the artist artfully wraps in coloured polyester. Thus, the end form of each Trashstone only hints at its interior content; the wrapped up waste and trash remain visible only in their determination of the final form, the works in themselves containing more in their biomorphic beauty than the eye can see. Essential components of the work – the form-giving interior, its material as well as their metaphorical content – remain hidden from view. The discrepancy between the visible, the shiny, colourful and softly modulated outer form and their interior lends these sculptures their daunting quality.
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Trashstone 531’, 2011–2022
Wilhelm Mundt
Trashstone 531, 2011–2022
Production waste in GRP and metal cage
200 (h) x 420 x 280 cm
79 (h) x 165 x 110 in
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Trashstone 756’, 2020
Wilhelm Mundt
Trashstone 756, 2020
Production waste in aluminium
45 (h) x 61 x 49 cm
17¾ (h) x 24 x 19¼ in
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Trashstone 544’, 2012
Wilhelm Mundt
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.
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Trashstone 532’, 2011
Wilhelm Mundt
Trashstone 532, 2011
Production waste in GRP
148 (h) x 139 x 277 cm
58¼ (h) x 54¾ x 109 in
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Trashstone 399’, 2008
Wilhelm Mundt
Trashstone 399, 2008
Production waste in GRP
46 (h) x 78 x 45 cm
18 (h) x 30¾ x 17¾ in
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Trashstone 722’, 2019
Wilhelm Mundt
Trashstone 722, 2019
Production waste in aluminium
20 (h) x 27 x 20 cm
7¾ (h) x 10¾ x 7¾ in

The Trashstones made from aluminium occupy a special place in Wilhelm Mundt's oeuvre, which has now grown to include more than 750 sculptures. Whereas normally his Trashstones are finished by polishing the final layer of colored acrylic, here Wilhelm Mundt takes an additional step by subjecting the work to another, far-reaching process.

The sculpture, which is actually finished, is completely molded and cast in two aluminum shells. Before the two halves are assembled and closed, the artist places the original Trashstone back into the aluminum sculpture. By the logic of the oeuvre, the outer form of the aluminum Trashstones is the result of the process of making the inner one, the core that is hidden from the viewer.

Wilhelm Mundt has been working on the Trashstones series since 1989. It began with Trashstone 001. The open-ended series makes it clear that the oeuvre continues with each new sculpture.
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Regal III’, 2015
Wilhelm Mundt
Regal III, 2015
9 Trashstones, graphite, wood, steel
220 (h) x 302 x 81 cm
86½ (h) x 119 x 32 in
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Regal III (detail: Trashstone 613) ’, 2015
Wilhelm Mundt
Regal III (detail: Trashstone 613), 2015
Production waste and graphite in GRP
49 (h) x 53 x 52 cm
19½ x 20½ x 20½ in (Trashstone)
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Trashstone 619’, 2015
Wilhelm Mundt
Trashstone 619, 2015
Production waste and graphite in GRP
53,5 (h) x 53 x 60 cm
21 x 20¾ x 23½ in
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Trashstone 615’, 2015
Wilhelm Mundt
Trashstone 615, 2015
Production waste and graphite in GRP
54,5 (h) x 58 x 70 cm
21½ x 22¾ x 27½ in
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Wilhelm Mundt, Installationsansicht, Buchmann Galerie, 2015
Wilhelm Mundt
Installationsansicht
Buchmann Galerie
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Wilhelm Mundt, Installationsansicht, Buchmann Galerie, 2015
Wilhelm Mundt
Installationsansicht
Buchmann Galerie
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Wilhelm Mundt, Installationsansicht, Buchmann Galerie, 2015
Wilhelm Mundt
Installationsansicht
Buchmann Galerie
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Trashstone 609’, 2015
Wilhelm Mundt
Trashstone 609, 2015
Production waste in bronze
22,5 (h) x 24 x 30,5 cm
8¾ (h) x 9½ x 12 in
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Trashstone 612’, 2015
Wilhelm Mundt
Trashstone 612, 2015
Production waste in bronze
25,5 (h) x 25 x 31,5 cm
10 (h) x 9¾ x 12½ in
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Stuehleklumpen’, 2015
Wilhelm Mundt
Stuehleklumpen, 2015
China ink on paper
70 x 100 cm
27½ x 39¼ in
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘581-008’, 2014
Wilhelm Mundt
581-008, 2014
Lightjet print
112 x 147,5 / 44 x 58 in
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Aluminium’, Installationsansicht, Buchmann Galerie, 2012
Wilhelm Mundt
Aluminium, 2012
Installationsansicht
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘20’, 2010
Wilhelm Mundt
20, 2010
Murano glass
19 (h) x 21 x 24 cm
7½ (h) x 8¼ x 9½ in
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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘18’, 2010
Wilhelm Mundt
18, 2010
Murano glass
19 (h) x 28 x 21 cm