Erwin Wurm


Erwin Wurm (Austrian, b. 1954) is an artist best known for his strange depiction of everyday life and his humorous approach to the Formalism style. His works speaks about the whole entity of a human being: the physical, the spiritual, the psychological and the political. He seeks to use the “shortest path” in creating a sculpture – a clear and fast, sometimes humorous, form of expression.

Wurm studied at the University of Applied Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Wurm’s works can be found today in prestigious collections worldwide, including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Museum Ludwig, Musee d’Art Contemporain de Lyon and the Centre Pompidou.