Painter | Germany

wolfgang neumann

Wolfgang Neumann - Painter
"The activity of painting offers support, liberty and leaves traces. It forges meaning and fulfillment in the face of the ever-imperfect.""

Wolfgang Neumann, born in 1977, is a German painter, art dealer, poet, musician and songwriter. His paintings, drawings and graphic prints represent surreal nightmarish worlds from media and trivial culture using cheerful colors.

Painter of the absurd world of opposites

To the artist, the Maniera, the aspects of composition and the inscribed process at the picture are just as important as the figurative picture story itself. His satirical scenarios sum up that which doesn't belong together using harsh and dissonant colors: People, animals and sensations combine beauty and horror to challenges the viewer with contrasting interpretations. He calls these dense pictures "compressionism".

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Verist, dadaist, historical painter, genre painter - a tireless taboo breaker

Neumann's carnivalistic world representations, whose stylistic devices are exaggeration, alienation, uncertainty and critical self-reflection, follow the pictorial traditions of James Ensor, Goya, Dix, Grosz and Beckmann. Yet, the artist does not limit himself to the common techniques: Spray paint, acrylic and oil on canvas, digitally achieved etchings and punny picture titles reflect the modern world of contradictions.

An inter-media and international artist

Wolfgang Neumann's works are found in numerous public and private German and international collections. In 2015, he was presented as a promising "newcomer" by Germany's leading art medium Art - The Art Magazine. As a co-director and author, the artist has won the first place at the HdHdM Stuttgart short film festival with his short film "Mal mir das Bild vom Tod (en: Paint me the image of death)", a play of words on the German title of the movie Once Upon a Time in the West.

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Cumulus | Painting

Cumulus

2008 / Painting / Landscape / Realism / Acrylic painting
160x240cm / $9,390

Im Dienste von Sachen | Painting

Im Dienste von Sachen

2012 / Painting / Everyday Life / Provocative / Acrylic painting
150x120cm / $6,460

Hansel und Gretyl | Painting

Hansel und Gretyl

2012 / Painting / Mythology / Provocative / Acrylic painting
120x150cm / $6,460

Neujahrsansprache | Painting

Neujahrsansprache

2014 / Painting / Pop culture / Surrealism / Acrylic painting
70x100cm / $4,110

Tausch | Painting

Tausch

2012 / Painting / Pop culture / Surrealism / Acrylic painting
100x70cm / $4,110

Sabbel | Painting

Sabbel

2011 / Painting / Pop culture / Surrealism / Acrylic painting
30x40cm / $1,180

Poke | Painting

Poke

2008 / Painting / Everyday Life / Surrealism / Acrylic painting
30x40cm / $1,180

Trippers | Painting

Trippers

2013 / Painting / Provocative / Provocative / Acrylic painting
200x130cm / $7,870

Paradex | Painting

Paradex

2010 / Painting / Landscape / Surrealism / Acrylic painting
200x150cm / $9,390

Fass kurz | Painting

Fass kurz

2011 / Painting / Historical and Political / Surrealism / Acrylic painting
60x60cm / $2,940

Headhunter´s Foot | Painting

Headhunter´s Foot

2011 / Painting / Historical and Political / Other / Acrylic painting
60x60cm / $2,940

Schreber | Painting

Schreber

2012 / Painting / Historical and Political / Surrealism / Acrylic painting
110x90cm / $4,700

Prognostinsist | Painting

Prognostinsist

2010 / Painting / Historical and Political / Surrealism / Acrylic painting
120x90cm / $4,990

Klarsichthölle | Painting

Klarsichthölle

2010 / Painting / Historical and Political / Surrealism / Acrylic painting
70x100cm / $4,700

Mensana Corps | Painting

Mensana Corps

2012 / Painting / Historical and Political / Surrealism / Acrylic painting
110x90cm / $4,700