My field of activity as a painter is to recreate feelings on canvas while leaving the business of exact definition of the world to scientific study. I see life as colorful and not gray. I follow my internal rules of proportion and color, leaving minimalization and elimination concepts behind. Thus the inner music can come forth with no restriction.
I started with realistic paintings, then began to develop abstract scrawlings coming to mind automatically.
All begins with one decisive line whether I am using pens, watercolor, oils or acrylic paints. The quiet stillness quickly moves to a harmoniously proportioned canvas leaving each side true to the other. Wispy lines, spiral circles, rectangles and triangles are woven in. Upon research, I discovered they share similar features with the ornaments of the Celtic people living in southwest Germany 2500 years ago and the paintings of Wassily Kandinsky. I have been inspired by Van Gogh, Franz Marc, Edvard Munch, George Grosz, Max Ernst, Otto Dix, and many German expressionist in general. I have found inspiration in middle age book paintings and Russian Lacquer paintings on boxes for jewels. My admiration of these works led to self exploration of the techniques used of which all have combined to create the style I use today. My challenge is to reflect what surrounds my soul and eye clearly and concisely for all. If the viewer feels the emotion I have set forth, the work is a success.
Wolfgang Konrad Schweizer hails from a small village in Germany located at the hills of the Swabian Alb. He fostered his interest in sculpting and painting from an early age. Using the elements of proportion and balance, Wolfgang further advanced upon his oil painting techniques during his chemistry study at the University of Freiburg in Germany.
Over the years he began painting in acrylics and watercolors with pens, and developed his own abstract style. His technique became a cumulative effect of constant research, visiting numerous art galleries in Europe and the USA and studying the work of the old masters closely.
In November 2007, Wolfgang moved to the United States. He is a member of Organization for Independent Artists of New York, and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.
* Wolfgang also works in mixed media and makes jewelry.