b. 1947 Atlantic City, New Jersey
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
After a decade of making sculptures with biblical themes, in the 1990s Charles Sherman began to make abstract sculptures. Since 2002, inspired by the Moebius strip, he has made forms with a three-dimensional continuum of planes in various materials, such as ceramic, bronze, stainless steel, aluminum, and Lucite. Sherman calls these sculptures Infinity Rings. He says that you can "experience infinity" by tracing the circular planes of his sculptures from any point, and that you’ll always come back to where you first started.
Sherman believes that the job of the artist is to express emotion and investigate the mysteries of the unknown. His fundamental motivation is his love for the very act of creation. "If I could make one statement about art, it’s that the essence of art is that it´s a verb, not a noun," says Sherman. "It´s a process, and when you fully understand that, you let the art take its own course. Even clay has a life of its own and knows where it wants to go. I try to facilitate that."
Sherman’s sculptures have been exhibited and collected widely. His early bronze sculptures, The Bible Series, were exhibited in Taipei, Taiwan at the Chan Liu Art Gallery. Sherman's work is in the permanent collections of the San Diego Museum of Art, the Art Collection at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, the Golda Meir Center for Political Leadership at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado, and the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, Alabama.