Abstract painter Bruno Obermann has been painting for over 40 years. Bruno has developed his own language of forms and symbols, typically expressed in large mixed-media paintings with a high degree of abstraction. Interested in the living space, where we live and how our environment shapes us, Bruno paints landscapes that map the emotional trajectory of human interaction and evolution. However, rather than relate any narratives through his pieces, Bruno looks to manifest atmospheric moods.
Born in Netphen in 1956, the painter and draftsman is an autodidact. He discovered his love for art during a childhood visit to the Cote D’Azur, where he was introduced to the Impressionists. Bruno has since been on a quest to deepen his understanding of drawing and painting. He is particularly drawn to how materials can be used as a visual language to express people, fates, lives and ways of life. With this in mind, the artist begins his paintings by exploring the accumulation of feelings, wishes, fears and hopes that shape people and accompany them throughout their life. The artist has described previous abstract works as island pictures - not as actual landscape depictions, but rather the islands in our minds, our internal worlds.
Bruno has exhibited extensively across Germany and the UK. His works have been featured in several German publications, including photographic editions My City -Art and Literature In and Around Siegen, published by Kunstverein and Uni / GHS, Siegen (1989). His latest works explore how humans have been exposed to the elements and that the spiral of civilization has developed its own relentless dynamic. The idyll is only superficial, his works suggest, and human emotions expose a crisis of the world system.
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