Environmental Art of Gerry Joe Weise 2019

Gerry Joe Weise was born in 1959, on April 23rd in Sydney, Australia. He is an award winning visual artist, who has lived and worked in Australia, France, Germany, Switzerland and the United States. He has exhibited in over 80 solo and group exhibitions across the globe. He is a professional photographer and an accomplished video-maker, all for the sole purpose to further his artwork, which he has exhibited since 1980. He is also a musician, and has performed professionally at musical concerts since 1976. He is best known for the following categories: Environmental Art, Earth Art, Land Art, Installation Art, and "In Situ". His drawings, paintings, sculptures and photography; can be found in many galleries, museums, cultural centers, private and public collections, around the world.

Techniques. Weise often uses natural materials such as earth, sand, mineral, stone, vegetation, and pigments. Choosing to situate his work among inspiring landscapes, he transforms the way we behold and view a land site. Causing us to pay more attention to minute detail, of certain forms and perspectives that make up an environment. His aim is to be in total harmony, and serve as a compliment to the natural surroundings. Never disrupting, but forever paying tribute to this green blue planet. Weise's artwork outside, in forests, at beaches, among rocky shores, or on green grass, often fall subject to the cycle of seasons. The tides, wind, rain, sunlight, and decay, all serve to transform and erode his work. Ephemeral Art has captivated him for a very long time, as he finds it is another way of gauging time, from past to present to the future. Some of his tidal works with Sand Drawings disappear within less than 12 hours, but that does not stop the production of photography and printing. There are also the preliminary sketches and drawings before the act of creating an installation outdoors. For most of his themes and concepts, there is a body of work capturing the before, during, and after process. Weise’s Environmental Art is never as fragile as we might expect. He has said his artwork can be summed up as, “expressionistic earthworks on land environments".

Environmental Art branched out from Land Art during the late 1960s. Both are parallel movements that question the power and authority of museums, art institutions and galleries. Historically in the past, museums and galleries have always controlled the production, exhibitions, and sale of artworks. By creating Environmental Art at outdoor locations, in sympathy with nature while blending in with surrounding landscapes, can only lead to unique and surprising results. The artist removes the power from art dealers and the general art market. The emphasis is (always) on the process of creation, and the artist's concept. The artworks are often ephemeral (but not always), and an immediate audience is not necessary, as most artists prefer to work alone with and in nature. A one-on-one harmony and artistic experience. What survives is documentation, mainly photography of the site. Maps, videos and other media can be added too, as the Environmental artist becomes an archivist for the created outdoor installation.  (Albert L. Sandberg).

Website  http://www.gerryjoeweise.com
Land Art site  https://sites.google.com/site/gerryjoeweiselandart
Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/gerryjoeweise.land.art
Earth Art book  http://www.gerryjoeweise.com/earth-art-book.html
Environmental Art book  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1098802772
Wikipedia  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Joe_Weise

Environmental Art of Gerry Joe Weise. 
2019 book with 370 pages, 
by Albert L.Sandberg, Chloe Mae Anders, 
and Ludovic Gibsson.

Environment Tunnel, "the opposite to Nature is Nothingness".
Environment Tunnel, site-specific art concrete construction, Australia, 2019. Made on the 1st to 7th of January, and waited 6 months for the surrounding vegetation to grow around the Environment Tunnel, before photographs were allowed to be taken during the month of June. Concept: "The environment is more important than the object".

Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art. Environment Tunnel, Australia, 2019.

Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art. Environment Tunnel - the opposite to Nature is Nothingness, Australia, 2019.

Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art. Environment Tunnel - the opposite to Nature is Nothingness, Australia, 2019.

Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art. Environment Tunnel - the opposite to Nature is Nothingness, Australia, 2019.

Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art. Environment Tunnel - the opposite to Nature is Nothingness, Australia, 2019.

How to Draw a Line in Nature.
Black Charcoal Line, site-specific art with nature-friendly carbon pigment, Crescent Head, Australia, 2018.
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art. Black Charcoal Line, Australia, 2018.

Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art. Black Charcoal Line, Australia, 2018.

Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art. Black Charcoal Line, Australia, 2018.

Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art. Black Charcoal Line, Australia, 2018.


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Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art, The Moon Eclipse. Ground Painting, pigments on earth.

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Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art, The River. Ground Painting, pigments on earth.

Prints at Fine Art America
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Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art, The Sunrise. Ground Painting, pigments on earth.


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Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art, The Sunset. Ground Painting, pigments on earth.

Land Art Multimedia Project 2016 2017

Earth Art book by Gerry Joe Weise, Earthworks Australia USA, 2017. ISBN 978-1521979853.
This book is a celebration of the 70 exhibitions Gerry Joe Weise has produced from 1982 to 2017, spanning 35 years in the international art world. It is a gateway to the understanding of the more difficult avenues of his art, through his own thoughts, analysis and influences. A witness to his style of Earth Art, which encompasses elements of Land Art, Installation Art, Environmental Art, Ephemeral Art and “In Situ”. The several layers of meaning that often bewildered critics, who were unable to fathom his application of the Alter-modern, his diaspora, while using physics and philosophy. Over the years he has evolved in a prolific art career receiving prestigious awards: 1987, Gold Medal, Grand Prix de France, Visual Arts, Reims. 1989, 2nd Prize, Public Choice Award, Grand Prix, Paris, France. 1993, 1st Prize, Graphic Drawing, Art Show, Brussels, Belgium. 1997, Best Installation Award for "Ground Painting", CCA, Munich, Germany. 2015/16 Voted Number #3 on the Top Artists “In Situ” Charts, Land Arts Info Magazine, Paris, France. Born in Sydney, Australia, he has also lived and worked in Germany, France, Switzerland and the U.S.A. It should be taken into account, that he has led a life completely divided by art and music, unable to separate the two, and leading professional successful occupations in both ventures. With over 70 art exhibitions both solo and in group, and over 4,000 musical concerts across the globe, which have given him a major worldwide following. Progressive art catalogs illustrating his exhibitions and installations. Exciting music albums, as a blues rock singer guitarist, and as a composer of contemporary classical music, working alongside of famous musicians and producers. Gerry Joe Weise attributes have led him to teaching, sometimes in art, other times in music (notably at the University of Darwin). While in Europe, he was a part-time English teacher, and he wrote a 7 page article in 1991 for the French Marges art magazine, titled “Peintres Du Monde”. Hence the reason for his yearnings to become a writer, and wanting to write this long awaited book; that if you love nature and art, I am sure you will enjoy. Ludovic Gibsson (Earth Art book 2017).

Earth Art book website http://www.gerryjoeweise.com/earth-art-book.html

Earth Art, Gerry Joe Weise 2017.

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Land Art, Gerry Joe Weise 2018.

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The spectator will always question the artwork, hoping to find the meaning. But as Gerry Joe Weise has pointed out in past interviews: “the meaning of an individual work is insignificant, as it is only the artist’s concept, that is important”. There you have it! The artist’s concept, is the authenticity! Not the other way around, where money often dictates the opposite in today’s bustling art world. Weise also went on to state: “that there are two art worlds colliding simultaneously, both vibrating at different speeds, while occupying the same space in time. One money orientated, the other of conceptual authenticity”. He doesn’t find this situation negative, but all part of our Alter-modern existence. The positive factor in both cases being that they are both (in the majority of occasions), in opposition against today’s hyper-normalization. Now these are heavy remarks, making it very hard for us to grasp this reality, as we live right through it, in our postmodern times. But there are legions of people that share these same opinions, and documentaries are starting to be spun on these delicate subjects. Meanwhile I stand before one of Weise’s “Ground Paintings”, as I write on my laptop, pondering as to why he sprinkled those powder pigments of pure intensity, across that somber dark earth in a circular form. I can not help myself to contemplate his “conceptual authenticity”, using expressionism through installation, in the midst of the ephemeral in what he calls “Land Art”.  Ludovic Gibsson (Land Art book 2018).


 Gerry Joe Weise, Earth Australia One, Land Art Multimedia Project, light box,
World Nature group exhibition, Kingston Art Gallery,
New York City, United States, 2017. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Nature Australia One, Land Art Multimedia Project, light box,
70th Exhibition Anniversary solo exhibition, Warehouse 80,
Sydney, Australia, 2017. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Multimedia Project, light boxes,
solo exhibition, Warehouse 80, Sydney, Australia, 2016. (private collections)
Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Multimedia Project, light boxes,
solo exhibition, Warehouse 80, Sydney, Australia, 2016. (private collections)
Gerry Joe Weise, Water Rings, drawing and photo,
Coffs Harbour Jetty with Aboriginal sacred island Giidany Miirlarl,
Australia, 2015. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Mereweather Newcastle, drawing and photo,
Australia, 2014. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Newcastle City Beach, drawing and photo,
Australia, 2014. (private collection)

Earth Art Charcoal Drawings 2018

Gerry Joe Weise, Black Charcoal Line.
March 2018. Crescent Head, NSW Australia.

Gerry Joe Weise, Black Charcoal Line, Crescent Head, 2018.
Gerry Joe Weise, Black Charcoal Line, Crescent Head, 2018.
Gerry Joe Weise, Black Charcoal Line, Crescent Head, 2018.
Gerry Joe Weise, Black Charcoal Line, Crescent Head, 2018.
Gerry Joe Weise, Black Charcoal Line, Crescent Head, 2018.

Earth Art Sand Drawings 2015 2017

Earth Art book by Gerry Joe Weise http://www.gerryjoeweise.com/earth-art-book.html
Gerry Joe Weise, Jetty Beach Installations, Sand Drawings,
Coffs Harbour, Australia, 2016. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Ephemeral Tidal Rings (before and after the tide),
Sand Drawings, Coffs Harbour Jetty Beach, Australia, 2016. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Sun Rings, Sand Drawing, Coffs Harbour Park Beach,
Australia, 2015. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Reflecting The Sun, Sand Drawing, Coffs Harbour Park Beach,
Australia, 2015. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Orbital Design, Sand Drawing,
Coffs Harbour Jetty Beach with Aboriginal sacred island Giidany Miirlarl,
Australia, 2016. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Concentric Circles, Sand Drawing,
Coffs Harbour Jetty Beach with Aboriginal sacred island Giidany Miirlarl,
Australia, 2016. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Concentric Spiral, Sand Drawing, Coffs Harbour Jetty Beach,
Australia, 2016. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Multiverse Design, Sand Drawing, Coffs Harbour Jetty Beach,
Australia, 2017. (private collection)

Earth Art Environmental Vegetation Nature 2015 2017

Earth Art book by Gerry Joe Weise http://www.gerryjoeweise.com/earth-art-book.html

Gerry Joe Weise, Environmental Squiggly Art, vegetation nature installation,
Dorrigo National Park, Australia, 2015. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Twister, environmental vegetation nature installation,
Dorrigo National Park, Australia, 2016. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Ripply, environmental vegetation nature installation, 
Dorrigo National Park, Australia, 2016. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Twirly, environmental vegetation nature installation, 
Dorrigo National Park, Australia, 2016. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Lady Of The Forest, environmental vegetation nature installation,
Bindarri National Park, Australia, 2017. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Alone Among Many, environmental vegetation nature installation,
Bindarri National Park, Australia, 2017. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Sans Titre, stacked twigs, environmental vegetation nature installation,
Macauleys Headland, Australia, 2015. (private collections)
Gerry Joe Weise, Palm Line, palm leaves, environmental vegetation nature installation,
Coffs Harbour Botanic Garden, Australia, 2016. (private collections)
Gerry Joe Weise, Searching For My Roots, environmental vegetation nature installation,
Coffs Harbour, Australia, 2016. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Turquoise Trees, acrylic paint on wood, environmental vegetation nature installation,
Nambucca Valley, Australia, 2015. (private collections)
Gerry Joe Weise, Black Trees, acrylic paint on wood, environmental vegetation nature installation,
Grafton, Australia, 2016. (private collections)

Earth Art Ground Pigment Paintings 2015 2016

Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art. Eccentric Ovals, Ground Painting, nature-friendly pigment, Macaulleys Headland, Australia, 2015.

Gerry Joe Weise, Eccentric Ovals, Ground Painting, pigment installation,
Macauleys Headland, Australia, 2015. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Eccentric Ovals, Ground Painting, pigment installation,
Macauleys Headland, Australia, 2015. (private collections)
Gerry Joe Weise, Pathway 1, Ground Painting, pigment installation,
Kangaroo River State Forest, Australia, 2015. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Pathway 2, Ground Painting, pigment installation,
Kangaroo River State Forest, Australia, 2015. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Blue Ground Painting 1, pigments minerals vegetation on board,
250x140cm, 2015. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Blue Ground Painting 2, pigments minerals vegetation on board,
250x140cm, 2015. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Blue Ground Painting 3, pigments minerals vegetation on board,
250x140cm, 2015. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Red Ground Painting 1, pigments minerals vegetation on board,
250x140cm, 2015. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Red Ground Painting 2, pigments minerals vegetation on board,
250x140cm, 2015. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Red Ground Painting 3, pigments minerals vegetation on board,
250x140cm, 2015. (private collection)
Gerry Joe Weise, Ground Painting Exhibitions.
Webster Art Gallery, Los Angeles, United States, 2015.
Perspective Horizon Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2015.
Transient Land Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2016.