Gustav Weiss’ life and work lead to the boundaries of ceramic art.
Gustav Weiss is known for his leading role in the area of ceramics, as well as for his intellectual research on the materials, the ceramic scene, on craft and the neo-craft-movement. The corollary of his numerous publications was the foundation of his publishing house “New Ceramics” in 1987. Weiss specialized in glazing. “Painting with colored glazing”, he writes, “is an art form, which creates a connection to the experiments of the surrealist of the 1930s, like for example the brushless painting technique invented by Max Ernst.” Experiments preserve the attractive quality of the new and the fresh by overcoming the boundaries of ceramic-traditions.
Gustav Weiss takes the present as the possibility for new beginnings – correspondingly his displayed works are called: society and I, information and communication and past and future. In a series of works, called “realism of the unreal”, he installs figures that correspond to mystic descriptions and therefore reflect the innovative diversity of religious pictures form the past.