Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Australia

Gerry Joe Weise, Earth Art book, 2017. www.amazon.com/dp/1521979855
Gerry Joe Weise, Australian Land artist. www.gerryjoeweise.com/land-art.html
Gerry Joe Weise, Environmental Art book, 2019. www.amazon.com/dp/1098802772
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Australia, Environmental Squiggly Art, 2015.
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art book, 2018. www.amazon.com/dp/B079DKK4KV
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art, Searching For My Roots, 2016.
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Australia, Black Gum Trees, 2016.
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Australia, Where To Now ? exhibition in NYC, USA, 2007.
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art, Environmental Ripply Art, 2016.
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Australia, Environment Tunnel, The Opposite to Nature is Nothingness, 2019.
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Australia, Environment Tunnel, The Opposite to Nature is Nothingness, 2019.
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Australia, Black Charcoal Line, 2019.
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Australia, Black Charcoal Line, 2019.
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Australia, Black Charcoal Line, 2019.
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Australia, Black Charcoal Line, 2019.
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Australia, Environmental Twister Art, 2016.
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Australia, Crown Of Thorns on a dried lake, 2019.
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Australia, Green Life Seed Mix on a dried lake, 2019.
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Australia, Concert of Trees, 2005.
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Australia, Rock On, 2005.
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Australia, Blue Wild Angel, 2005.
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Australia, Pathway 1, 2015.
Gerry Joe Weise, Desert Land Art. Marree Man 2 Day Hike 12 Miles Outline, Tirari Desert, South Australia, 2019.
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Australia, Pathway 3, 2015.

Genres : Land art, Earth art, Environmental art, Site-Specific art.

Gerry Joe Weise was born in 1959, on April 23rd in Sydney, Australia. He is an award winning visual artist, who has lived and worked in Australia, France, Germany, Switzerland and the United States. He has exhibited in over 80 solo and group exhibitions across the globe. He is a professional photographer and an accomplished video-maker, all for the sole purpose to further his artwork, which he has exhibited since 1980. He is also a musician, and has performed professionally at musical concerts since 1976. He is best known for the following categories: Environmental Art, Earth Art, Land Art, Installation Art, and "In Situ". His drawings, paintings, sculptures and photography; can be found in many galleries, museums, cultural centers, private and public collections, around the world.

Techniques. Weise often uses natural materials such as earth, sand, mineral, stone, vegetation, and pigments. Choosing to situate his work among inspiring landscapes, he transforms the way we behold and view a land site. Causing us to pay more attention to minute detail, of certain forms and perspectives that make up an environment. His aim is to be in total harmony, and serve as a compliment to the natural surroundings. Never disrupting, but forever paying tribute to this green blue planet. Weise's artwork outside, in forests, at beaches, among rocky shores, or on green grass, often fall subject to the cycle of seasons. The tides, wind, rain, sunlight, and decay, all serve to transform and erode his work. Ephemeral Art has captivated him for a very long time, as he finds it is another way of gauging time, from past to present to the future. Some of his tidal works with Sand Drawings disappear within less than 12 hours, but that does not stop the production of photography and printing. There are also the preliminary sketches and drawings before the act of creating an installation outdoors. For most of his themes and concepts, there is a body of work capturing the before, during, and after process. Weise’s Environmental Art is never as fragile as we might expect. He has said his artwork can be summed up as, “expressionistic earthworks on land environments".

Environmental Art branched out from Land Art during the late 1960s. Both are parallel movements that question the power and authority of museums, art institutions and galleries. Historically in the past, museums and galleries have always controlled the production, exhibitions, and sale of artworks. By creating Environmental Art at outdoor locations, in sympathy with nature while blending in with surrounding landscapes, can only lead to unique and surprising results. The artist removes the power from art dealers and the general art market. The emphasis is (always) on the process of creation, and the artist's concept. The artworks are often ephemeral (but not always), and an immediate audience is not necessary, as most artists prefer to work alone with and in nature. A one-on-one harmony and artistic experience. What survives is documentation, mainly photography of the site. Maps, videos and other media can be added too, as the Environmental artist becomes an archivist for the created outdoor installation. (Albert L. Sandberg).


LINKS.

Website http://www.gerryjoeweise.com

Land Art blog https://gerryjoeweisephotofr.blogspot.com

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/gerryjoeweise.land.art

Earth Art book https://www.amazon.com/dp/1521979855

Environmental Art book https://www.amazon.com/dp/1098802772

Land Art book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079DKK4KV


AWARDS.

1968. 1st prize, 9 years old, Drawing Competition, TV Channel 9, Sydney Australia.

1987. Gold Medal, Grand Prix de France, Visual Arts, Reims, France.

1989. 2nd Prize, Public Choice Award, Grand Prix, Paris, France.

1993. 1st Prize, Graphic Drawing, Art Show, Brussels, Belgium.

1997. Best Installation Award, for "Earth Painting", CCA, Munich, Germany.

2015-16. Voted Number #3 in Land Arts Info Magazine / Top Votes, Paris, France.


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS.

1985. Galerie La Grande Serre, Rouen, France.

1986. Mythorhythmic, Centre Culturel Les Archers, Musee de Cambrai, Cambrai, France.

1986. Centre Culturel, Chateau de Gaillon, Gaillon, France.

1987. Transmythic Earth Exhibitions retrospective:

- Embassy of Australia, Paris, France.

- Centre Culturel du CROUS, Reims, France,

- Espace AGF, Reims,

- Restaurant Version Originale, Reims,

- Cafe du Palais, Reims.

1988. Embassy of Australia, Bonn, Germany.

1988. Embassy of Australia, Brussels, Belgium.

1988. C.D.I. College Notre-Dame, Reims, France.

1988. Earth Church Installations:

- Basilica of Saint-Denis, Paris, France,

- Basilique de Saint-Remi, Reims, France,

- Eglise Saint-Remi, Viel-Saint-Remy, France,

- Eglise-Notre-Dame-de Bon-Secours, Neuvizy, France.

1988 - 1989. Centre Culturel Espace 13, Theatre 13, Paris, France.

1989. Earth Music, Centre Culturel Ocre d'Art, Chateau du Parc, Chateauroux, France.

1989. La Musique des Signes, Opus Gallery, Reims, France.

1989. Sacred Earth Music, Espace Tresor, Reims, France.

1990. The Sacred - Looking Up, Arthur Rimbaud Museum, Charleville-Mezieres, France.

1990 - 1991. Expositions Le Chant des Roches:

- Espace AGF, Reims, France,

- Les Loges Gallery, Reims,

- Radio Station 93FM Gallery, Reims.

1991. Underworld Earth Works, BK Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany.

1991. L’Utopie, Espace AGF, Reims, France.

1993. Earth Spiral, CAC, Brussels, Belgium.

1994 - 1995. L'Utopie, Centre Culturel Ancien College, Sezanne, France.

1997. Ground Painting, CCA, Munich, Germany.

1998. LB Art Gallery, Montreux, Switzerland.

2000. Galerie Jiwini, Albi, France.

2000 - 2001. Galerie Out Of Australia, Toulouse, France.

2002. Earth Spirit, Centre Culturel Les Salvages, Castres, France.

2005. Distorted Nature, Ancien Temple, Chateau de Lacaze, Lacaze, France.

2006. Nightscapes, Jam Factory, Adelaide, Australia.

2007. Nature Wide, Junction Gallery, New York City, United States.

2008. New Real Nature, Kunstverein, Buchholz in der Nordheide, Germany.

2013. 12 Months / Les Douze Mois, Mediatheque de Montreuil, Laon, France.

2013. Earth Lines - Land Art, pigments on outdoor ground earth, Sculpture Park, Molentargius - Saline Regional Park, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

2014. Draw a Thought / Dessiner une Pensee, Bibliotheque Municipale Patrimoniale Suzanne Martinet, Laon, France.

2015. Bark Paintings, Perspective Horizon Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

2015. Ground Paintings, Perspective Horizon Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

2015. Ground Paintings, Webster Art Gallery, Los Angeles, United States.

2016. Ground Paintings, Transient Land Art Gallery, Docklands, Melbourne, Australia.

2016. Land Art Light Box Exhibition, Warehouse 80, Sydney, Australia. L.A.M.P. Land Art Multimedia Project: large-scale transparencies exhibited on translucent white surface with internal incandescent light source.

2017. 70th Exhibition Anniversary and Earth Art book presentation. Warehouse 80, Sydney, Australia. L.A.M.P. Land Art Multimedia Project: large-scale transparencies exhibited on translucent white surface with internal incandescent light source.

2018. Nature Art Lines, Wilson Gallery, London, Great Britain.

2018. Nature Art Lines, Land Art Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

2018. Black Charcoal Lines, Crescent Head, Australia.

2019. Contemporary Artist Space, San Francisco, California, United States.

2019. Environment Tunnel, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, Australia.

2019. Land Art, Art Space, Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour, Australia.

2019. Laon Cathedral / La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, Fete du Patrimoine, Mediatheque de Montreuil, Laon, France.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS.

1982 to 1984. Schlosspavillon Ismaning (Galerie im Schlosspavillon) Munich, Germany.

1987. Grande Prix de France des Arts Plastiques, Ancien College des Jesuits, Reims, France.

1987 - 1988. Common Ritual / Rituel Commun Exhibitions:

- Embassy of Australia, Paris, France,

- Galerie La Lisiere, Reims, France,

- Galerie Clin d'Oeil, Toulouse, France.

1988. Grandeur Nature, Centre d'Art Contemporain Charnot, Clamart, Paris, France.

1989. Installation THNO, Le Chant des Roches, Sculpture Park, Tinos Island, Greece.

1992. Sun Earth, Centre Culturel Co-Temporaire, Musee d'Art Moderne, Troyes, France.

1993 to 1998. Galerie Ligne Roset, Reims, France.

2000. Parc des Expositions, Caen, France.

2000. Art Passions, Galerie d'Art, Boissezon, France.

2001. Earth Spirit / L'Esprit de la Terre, CCI, Castres, France.

2002. Earth Spirit / L'Esprit de la Terre, Centre Culturel Les Salvages, France.

2003. Earth Spirit / L'Esprit de la Terre, Chateau, Hotel de Ville, Brassac, France.

2004. Nature Nature, Sculpture Park, Lac du Merle, Sidobre, Brassac, France.

2005. Installations, Sculpture Park, Sidobre, Brassac, France.

2006 - 2007. Galerie Ligne Roset, Reims, France.

2007. Where To Now?, Artist's Space Gallery, New York City, United States.

2009. Earth Spirit / L'Esprit de la Terre, Conservatoire, Laon, France.

2014. Earth Spirit / L'Esprit de la Terre, Centre Culturel Le Mail, Soissons, France.

2016. Sculpture Park 2016 edition, Bindarri National Park, Australia.

2017. World Nature, Kingston Art Gallery, New York City, United States. L.A.M.P. Land Art Multimedia Project: large-scale transparencies exhibited on translucent white surface with internal incandescent light source.

2018. Ephemeral Artworks of 12 Artists, Powerhouse Arts Centre, Liverpool, Great Britain.

2018. My Land - Your Land, Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

2019. Australian Artists, House of Arts Gallery, Munich, Germany.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY.

1986, October. Exhibition catalog. Gerry Joe Weise - Mythorythmic. Centre Culturel Les Archers. Edition Les Archers, Cambrai, France.

1987, September/October. Exhibition catalog. Gerry Joe Weise - Transmythic Earth Retrospective exhibitions. Articles by Jean-Marie Le Sidaner and Gerry Joe Weise. Centre Culturel du CROUS. Edition Antigone, Reims, France.

1987, December. Artension art magazine, N#1. Gerry Joe Weise au CROUS by Jean-Marie Le Sidaner. Paris, France.

1988, February. Artension art magazine, N#2. Rituel Commun / Common Ritual - Gerry Joe Weise and Jon Cockburn by Jean-Marie Le Sidaner. Paris, France.

1988, May. Philosophy book. Flache Livre de Poche, N#1, Michel Butor special. Illustrations by Gerry Joe Weise. Edition Arthur Rimbaud Museum Library, Charleville-Mezieres, France.

1988, May. Exhibition catalog. Grandeur Nature. Centre d'Arts Plastiques Clamart. Edition SBAC, Paris, France.

1988, September/October. Art Line magazine. Australian Artists in Paris by Andrew Nuti. AGP Press, London, England.

1989, February/March. Exhibition catalog. Gerry Joe Weise - Music. Article by Ludovic Gibsson. Centre Culturel. Edition Ocre d'Art, Chateauroux, France.

1990, January/February. Artension art magazine, N#13. Gerry Joe Weise by Jean-Marie Le Sidaner. Paris, France.

1990, February/April. Exhibition catalog. Gerry Joe Weise - The Sacred. Articles by Jean-Marie Le Sidaner, Ludovic Gibsson, Romuald Krzych. Arthur Rimbaud Museum. Edition Rimbaud Museum Library, Charleville-Mezieres, France.

1990, June/August. Marges art magazine, N#2. Gerry Joe Weise - Sauver l'infini by Alexandre Ban and Jean-Marie Le Sidaner. Edition Ad Hominem, Reims, France.

1991, January. Artension art magazine, N#20. Gerry Joe Weise - Le Chant des Roches by Jean-Marie Le Sidaner. Paris, France.

1991, April/June. Marges art magazine, N#3. Peintres Du Monde by Gerry Joe Weise. Edition Ad Hominem Reims, France.

1991, November/December. Exhibition catalog. Gerry Joe Weise - l'Utopie. Article by Jean-Marie Le Sidaner. Espace AGF. Edition AGF, Reims, France.

1993, April. CAC Mag art magazine. Gerry Joe Weise - Earth Spiral. Edition CAC, Brussels, Belgium.

1997, January/February. Exhibition catalog. Gerry Joe Weise - Earth Painting. CCA, Munich, Germany.

2006, February. JF art magazine. Nightscapes - Gerry Joe Weise. Jam Factory editions, Adelaide, Australia.

2007, October. Exhibition catalog. Where To Now. Artists Space New York. Art Now editions, NYC, USA.

2007, October/November. Art Zac magazine, N#72. Where To Now Artists by David Kellner. Art Zac editions, NYC, USA.

2007, November. Exhibition catalog. Gerry Joe Weise - Nature Wide. Junction Gallery. Zart Press, NYC, USA.

2007, December/January. Art Zac magazine, N#73. Gerry Joe Weise and Nature Art by David Kellner and Catherine Defrisco. Art Zac, New York, USA.

2015, February/March. Exhibition catalog. Ground Paintings. Perspective Horizon Gallery. Horizon Prints Ltd, Sydney, Australia.

2015, April. Exhibition catalog. Ground Paintings. Webster Art Gallery. Art Editions, Los Angeles, USA.

2016, February. Exhibition catalog. Ground Paintings. Transient Land Art Gallery. Trans Texts, Melbourne, Australia.

2016, May/June. Exhibition catalog. Land Art Multimedia Project. Warehouse 80. LAMP Editions, Sydney, Australia.

2017, February. Exhibition catalog. World Nature. Kingston Art Gallery. Jorge Contemporary Press, NYC, USA.

2017, May. Zoneone Arts magazine. A Conversation with Gerry Joe Weise by Deborah Blakeley. Melbourne, Australia.

2017, July. Book. Earth Art, by Ludovic Gibsson, Gerry Joe Weise. Earthworks Australia, USA.

​2018, January. Book. Land Art, by Ludovic Gibsson, Gerry Joe Weise. Earthworks Australia, USA.

2019, May. Book. Environmental Art of Gerry Joe Weise, by Albert L. Sandberg, Chloe Mae Anders, Ludovic Gibsson. Earthworks Australia, USA.