Born in Germany, Gerd accomplished a classical German journeymanship in sign advertising and large light display fabrication with the largest and most modern sign company in Europe at the time.
Gerd has also accomplished several other internships in the following subjects: Reproductive and photographic production for print media, Serigraphy and off set printing, and System display building. He worked during his twenties all over Europe as independent contractor for different movie production companies and industrial shows, refining his skills in set design/painting, advertising painting and the production of large mirrors, and specialized in large format screen printing.
Upon realizing in his late-twenties that he had a problem with the industry's toxicity level, on a literal physical plane, as well as on the metaphysical level, Gerd left Germany and came to New Mexico. He started to print again a couple of years later, but thinks of himself as a non-toxic primitive.
Gerd has created an extremely diverse body of work that reaches from sculpture and earth art into conceptual minimalism and figurative fine art painting.