‘’As a mathematician I have learned to think in multi-dimensional spaces, which stimulates the imagination, which is especially useful in the subtractive casting process for complex sculptures ’’ – Gisela Engeln-Müllges
German artist Gisela Engeln-Müllges was born in Leipzig (Saxony) in 1940. She finished high school in Leipzig and worked in diverse short-term positions until the fled the DDR in 1961.
From 1961-1967 Gisela studied Mathematics at the RWTH in Aachen an got her degree in mathematics. Four years later in 1971 she got granted of a doctorate to Dr. rer. nat., award of the ”Borchers Medal of the RWTH Aachen”. Since she has become a professor and pro-rector at the the faculty of mechanical engineering and mechatronics at the FH Aachen (University of Applied Sciences). She also served on many boards of expertise during the years and continues to do so.
Gisela Engeln-Müllges is author/Co-Author of 16 book publications, mainly about Numerical Mathematics, furthermore about Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Programming. She is also editor of 7 book publications.
Gisela Engeln-Müllges worked closely with Professor Benno Werth (1929-2015), who was a sculptor, painter, drawer, and urban designer as well as professor of visual art at the Pädagogische Hochschule and at the FH Aachen. He invented the so-called “subtraktive form- and casting process” for metals in 1962, with which Gisela Engeln-Müllges also works. She was his pupil, assistant and life partner for almost 21 years.
From 2014 to the current day Gisela Engeln-Müllges work has been shown in solo and joined exhibitions all over Europe. Among which was participation in the international project “Pillars of Freedom”, initiator of the project is Alfred Mewissen.
Artworks of Gisela Engeln-Müllges can be found here.