Gerry Joe Weise biography

ART PHOTOGRAPHY

GERRY JOE WEISE was born in 1959, in Sydney, Australia. Since the very early 1980s, he has been experimenting, producing, and exhibiting special room installations of note. He also has been performing with poets, example: (1) Jean-Marie LeSidaner with exhibitions, performances, writings etc..., (2) Michel Butor with a catalogue/revue, (3) participation with a "Musical Soundscape" at the Rimbaud Poetry Festival in Charleville-Mezieres in France. He has however, mainly been performing as a musician of which he has released several albums of importance, he has played with John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins and B.B.King, and has been touring around the 4 corners of the world since 1975.
Coinciding with his musical career he has led an important and interesting career in contemporary art, where many of his works can be found in different museums, private and public collections of many different countries. A majority of his exhibitions get treated to special installations based around a theme. His "Colored Pigments on Earth", usually 5 meters in diameter, are very popular. Sometimes the "Colored Pigments on Earth" are created in front of the public at a show-opening, surrounded by his paintings and other installations. Gerry Joe Weise has worked together in joint-paintings with aboriginal artist Eddie Ryan Bangadi, and has stayed on 2 remote aboriginal communities: Manmoyi and Gunbalanya in the Northern Territory of Australia. Apart from living in Australia he has also lived and worked in Germany, Switzerland and France.
His "New-Nature / New-Realities" photography, is based on his ever on-going themes about nature, the Earth, the Universe, symbols, and different world cultures. His experimentation in new-&-old-school techniques has lead to a revolutionary new way of looking at and perceiving nature and the Universe.