“Manure doesn’t exist”. Everything is material to Markus Meurer

04.05.2010 Publications

Out of Art, May 2010, pp. 24-­27

German-born Markus Meurer inherited his father’s talent for seeing a living entity in every object. ‘Manure doesn’t exist. Neither does rubbish.’ His sculptures, collages, jewellery and paintings using found objects are created by continually adding to the materials. Meurer believes that the revaluation of objects contributes to the moral edification and psychological healing of the people around him. He calls himself a ‘sufferer’ with salvation as his duty in life. With his missionary-like traits, he saves objects, himself and the world. Those around him think he is antisocial and a danger to public health.
Author: Frans Smolders