Stefan Gross (1964), born in Bendorf, Germany and currently living and working in The Netherlands, commenced his career as an apprentice in the practice of stained glass manufacture. In 1988 he became a master of the practice and decided to continue his art studies at the Art Academy HBK Saar in Saarbrücken.
In 2006 he developed a material of his own he now predominantly uses: ‘oil plastic’. It results from dyeing industrial plastic with classic oil paints. It is surface and paint in one and enables Stefan Gross to extend the painted surface three-dimensionally. ‘Oil plastic’ is a translucent and behaves, at a relatively low temperature, like glass. A lot of the plastic Gross uses, is recycled. In his work, Stefan Gross depicts, in a colourful way, the fall of a society based on growth. “The world is a serious place these days. This is a problem I adress in my work.” He shows the beauty and potential of industrial production in a look back on the times in which we now live.
HaHaHaAn exhibition about humour in art 13 Sep - 24 Oct 2020Since Dada, humor has gained a permanent place in art. Before that, there were already numerous artists who made absurd, funny and parodying works, of which Jeroen Bosch, Arcimboldo, and...
Nature Calls19 Jan - 22 Feb 2020We present a group-exhibition of totally different artists: young female artists Florentijn de Boer, Joana Schneider, Sebiha Demir and Sophie Steengracht and renowned artists Stefan Gross, Eka Acosta, Jan Koen...
Enter Art Fair25 - 28 Aug 2022We will join Enter Art fair between August 25 | 28 and we will present new artworks from: Joana Schneider, Yamuna Forzani, Sebiha Demir, REM...
Enter Art Fair26 - 29 Aug 2021No Waste The theme of the Enter Art Fair Copenhagen is the reuse and upcycling of materials or the use of natural materials under the...
PAN AMSTERDAM24 Nov - 1 Dec 2019
No WasteAugust 7, 2021The exhibition shows various ways in which artists and designers deal with waste. Diederik Schneemann, for example, gives used materials a valuable new life by turning smurfs into a Ming vase or into a glittering chandelier from perfume bottles and Tomáš Libertíny even collaborates with nature by creating Honeycomb Amphora vases from beeswax with bee colonies. Textile and product designer Simone Post shows a variety of work on the gallery's top floor which has a common thread: whether it's a newly composed rug made of rejected cowhide, discarded Adidas sneakers...