Born in Essen in 1960, Maximillian Verhas studied Painting and Graphic Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg from 1981 until 1986 before taking up Sculpture at the University of the Arts in Berlin from 1986 until 1990. He began creating his so-called Rollkorper, i.e. rolling bodies, around the end of his degree.


With these Rollkorper, Verhas explores the traditional definition of sculpture, but overturns it by creating a moving multi-factetted work whose identity changes with its position. The concept of multiple perpectives is challenged and redefined. The viewer cannot only see the customary exterior sides of the sculpture; the under and upper sides can also be examined alternately. Verhas redefines the object not as a predetermined form viewed at different angles, but as a varying identity defined by its viewpoint and position.

Studio Shots

1960 Born in Essen, Germany






2016              Other Sides of Sculptures in Motion, Galerie Friedmann-Hahn, Berlin

2014              Galerie Scorpion, Hamburg
2014              Sculptures in Motion, Galerie Friedmann-Hahn, Berlin
2012              Galerie 15A, Lochem

2012              Art Bodensee, Dornbirn
2012              Art Fair Köln, Cologne
2012              Galerie 15 A, Lochem
2011              Galerie Mönter, Meerbusch 2010 Stadtgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart

2010              Galerie Voigt, Nürnberg

2010              Art Madrid, Madrid
2010              Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
2010              Falkenstern Fine Art, Sylt
2010              Stadtgalerie U. Hajek, Stuttgart
2010              Art Madrid, Madrid
2010              Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
2009             Galerie Anaaan, New Delhi
2008             Galerie Schmalfuß, Marburg
2007             Galerie Sculptur, Bamberg
2004             Sammlung Ströher, Darmstadt
2003             Galerie Effelsberg, Königswinter
2003             Galerie Leu, Munich
2002             Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt am Main
2000             Moving sculptures, Museum Dr. Bamberger Haus, Rendsburg

1998             Stahlskulpturen, Petruskirche, Berlin
1995             Sculptures in motion, Stichting Museum, Vaals
1994             Fundstücke, Rathaus Schöneberg, Berlin
1990            Große Stahlskulpturen, Hypothekenbank Köln, Rheinboden