Christian Bahr

Christian Bahr

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  Artist: Christian Bahr
 Live in: Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
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CHRISTIAN BAHR is a contemporary German painter and drawer for more than 30 years, with worldwide sales and with national and international exhibitions. His atmospheric, aesthetic painting is poetry and fight at the same time. He uses an expressionistic, partly abstract, gestural and figurative picture language and prefers an expressive and powerful painting hand. His complex oeuvre contains several hundreds of paintings (mostly large-sized) and also numberless body studies, drawings and illustrations. What he believes in: ........................................................................... “Not everything is art. But art is everything, and everything can breathe art. Art is the true beauty of mankind.” ........................................................................... “I work in my studio nearby the rough North Sea and the big waterfront city Hamburg. I’m a seeker as a painter, in search of answers, and the single human takes center stage. I treat my painting seriously and with ambition, passion and discipline. I have a clear and strong painting philosophy. And I‘m dealing with philosophical, mythological as well as with historical subjects.” ........................................................................... “I find the source for my inspiration – often also the motifs – inside me. Spontaneity is the key, my dominant method. I act intuitively and in most cases without any anterior outlines. I don’t need creative distance, I don’t construct a new world, I just reduce the point of view to our environment. Surplus by abdication. It has to be brute, melancholic, dark, and at the same time also bright, poetic, clear and full of hope. No maybe, no lukewarm. Every moment counts, is important and can cause a change of direction. I don’t sacrifice my lines for the idea, and I love the resulting painting risk, the radicalness of all the decisions that I have to make during the gestation. Exactly that’s my way of painting and drawing.” ........................................................................... “I was always a painter and drawer, as long as I can remember, and across the years – more than less unconscious – affection became a serious artistic profession. But it wasn’t a linear way all the time. Painting is a beauty, soul and passion, but sometimes it is also a fight. A fight with myself, an endless battle for colors and motif in the form of an internal dialogue. There are these days and nights, when I struggle for a single stroke of the brush, when I challenge every coloring. But it is alright that there are troubles sometimes, because every artistic fight is worthwhile and shows that I am still alive and breathing as a painter and that I’m still developing myself in my creativity. I prefer the large canvas format that gives a needed creative freedom to express myself. These paintings on canvas are the core of my painting works.” ........................................................................... “I have a creative vision. I’m convinced: who keeps silent about his art has nothing to say in his painting. But art needs a voice. I have a mind of my own as a painter, and I can (and will) take a firm stand for every of my paintings as well as for my painting in a body.” ........................................................................... “In my opinion painting needs an initial point, a central theme and leitmotif. I bring up the human search of reality as a conflict between inner and outer world. Only the subjective perception seems to be true and real. I dissect the truth behind a supposed reality that surrounds us and keeps up appearances. Only skin-deep impressions act as moral and social benchmarks and try to infiltrate and manipulate our feeling and thinking. I discuss the question: what defines us, your world and my world, and what is nothing but needless ballast?" .................................................... Christian Bahr - more information on his website in English, German and Russian: www.7and1lives.de