Clemens Weiss

b. 1955​

Clemens Weiss is a German artist, currently based in New York City. Weiss spent his childhood in the Lower Rhine Valley, where he received training in mechanical engineering from 1970 to 1973. Weiss later studied art, medicine, geology, and philosophy in Vienna, Krefeld, and Düsseldorf. He began his career as an independent artist in 1974, moving to Süchteln, Germany in 1983 to concentrate on his visual and philosophical work. He came to New York in 1987 and, since then, he has primarily lived and worked in New York, though he still maintains a studio in Mönchengladbach, Germany.
Weiss creates both drawings and sculptures in different media. However, he often creates installations in order to further his interest in connecting the distinct disciplines of art and philosophy. His installations consist of transparent glass constructions that contain paintings, drawings, objects, and texts within them. Of his installations and other three-dimensional works, Weiss says that they can be perceived as an exploration of complicated ideas and structures.
Weiss’s work has been exhibited widely across art foundations, museums, and galleries. In fact, his sculpture, Regarding Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapon, has had a permanent presence in the Palace of Nations in Geneva since its installation in 1996.
For more of Clemens Weiss’s work, please visit: https://www.clemensweiss.com

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