Bernd Kirschner

The up-and-coming German artist Bernd Kirschner presented a selection of his new, atmospheric works in the GALERIE MESSMER! After numerous exhibitions in Berlin, Paris, Porto, Asia and the USA, Bernd Kirschner’s works are now finding their way to Riegel for the second time.

Bernd Kirschner studied fine arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart from 2000 to 2006 with study visits to Great Britain. He also received the Academy Prize in Stuttgart in 2002 and 2004. This was followed in the following years by many other prizes and scholarships, such as the Förderpreis der Stadt Konstanz, the Beijing Studio Scholarship, and the Atelierstipendium des Künstlerhaus Edenkoben. In 2015 he acted a guest lecturer in Huangzhou in China.

The artist was born in Memmingen in 1980 and now lives in Berlin, where his impressive paintings are created.

His works are mainly representational, with borrowings from metaphysical, surrealist painting and traditional Chinese painting. The motives of his acrylic and oil paintings range from peaceful, fantastic landscapes to mythological figurations behind discreet veils of mist. He also repeatedly picks up on the motive of water, which is supported by his fine palette of colours.

His aim in his paintings is not to be an imitation, but rather to be a premonition of reality and to precede it. The representations are always in the field of tension between illusion and reality.