Herbert Golser (b. 1960) currently lives and works in Klein-Pöchlarn, lower Austria. He has attended the University of Applied Arts in Vienna under the direction of Prof. Bruno Gironcoli graduating with distinction (1988-93), as well as the Technical School for Wood and Stone Sculpture, Hellein (1982-85). Golser has won numerous prestigious awards such as the residence Maltator Gmünd (Austria, 2014), first place at the City of Pöchlarn Art Prize (2013), and the residence Fundacion Torre-Pujales Corme in Galicia (Spain, 2012). His work is featured in multiple public spaces in Austria, Hungary and Italy; in Austrian churches (Loosdorf/Melk – Lower Austria, and Draßburg). In 2013 Herbert Golser was part of The-Solo-Project in Basel.
Reducing his chosen material to a maximum level of fragility and malleability, Herbert Golser transposes the wood into extraordinary organic sculptures, which appear both completely new yet recognizable from an ancient past.