Roland Schmitz was born in 1972.
He is a young German sculptor who plays with the contemporary expectations of his generation, always creating something with innovation.
He also develops different new materials from his researched and eclectic personal universe.
His passion as an artist is the classical static object itself, which is the most primal form of sculpture.
He gives lightness to these objects, even if they are cast in heavy solid metal. Creating a sense of weightlessness, he regards it as a sculptural challenge. Through selective modifications he loads up everyday items with completely new and beautiful meaning.
Allusions in several of his “titles” force viewers to experience each object in ways previously unexpected.
Masterclass, River Clyde, Glasgow School of Art, Schottland, UK
Masterclass, Migration, Metápolis, Inst. de Architectura Avanzada, Barcelona, Spain
Architecture Diploma, Peter-Behrens-School of Architecture, Düsseldorf, Germany
Steel sculptures studies, Werkstatthaus Stuttgart, Germany
Apprenticeship as cabinetmaker, Fellbach, Germany
REMEMBRANCE, Galerie Anja Knoess, Cologne, Germany
TheRhinePrize, Sculpturepark, Bonn Bad-Godesberg, Germany
aestival 06, Ricardo Fernandes Gallery at Cloître des Billettes Cultural Center, Paris, France
reFORM, Württembergisches Landesmuseum, Altes Schloss, Stuttgart, Germany
Permanent Collection, Museum am Dom, Würzburg, Germany
European Artists in China, Sculpture Art Museum, Qingdao, China
MACHT KUNST, Foyer Unter den Linden, Deutsche Bank, Berlin, Germany
Sculptue park, Duin & Kruidberg Estate, Santpoort, Holland
All In/2, Galerie Ampersand, Cologne, Germany
Roland Schmitz, Galerie Ricardo Fernandes, Paris, France
Garage Sale Out, Teapot, Cologne, Germany
Du temps libre pour l’art, Ricardo Fernandes Gallery, Paris, France
SCRIPTORUM…, Galerie Goltz and der Philarmonie, Essen, Germany
Mets la gomme!, Kunstraum Ampersand, Cologne, Germany
Trésors contemporains, Galerie Ricardo Fernandes, Paris, France
SATT, Rheinlandhalle, Kunstverein artrmx e.V., Cologne, Germany
Sculptures, Goltz & Noelte Art Space, Essen, Germany
Cologne Art Fair, Germany
Un jour très ordinaire, Ampersand Art Space, Cologne, Germany
Sonderschau Junge Kunst, DEUBAU 2010, Messe Essen, Germany
Utopia Now!, Contain Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Hug me, Heimlich, Museums Night, Cologne, Germany
The Cologne Concept, KISD, Rhineland Hall, Cologne, Germany
Wuppertal Nord, artist-room, Art-Fabrik+Hotel, Wuppertal, Germany
Main Institutional and Private Collections
Museum am Dom, Würzburg, Germany
Qvest, Cologne, Germany
Trade Fair Essen, Germany
Kreissparkasse Essen, Germany
Ricardo Fernandes Gallery, France