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'Fine Art unchains the thrilling bits of flotsam and jetsam that emanate from the inexplicable workings of the most hidden strata of the human psyche.“ Ray M
Wolfgang Karl began his career in art parallel to an academic training. He intensively studied various art techniques in the early 70s. Since that time he has taken part in individual and group exhibitions at home and abroad.
His frequent visits to museums and galleries across Europe as well as his way of developing adequate means of expression helped shape his oulook on art. One of the formative influences of his life was a general exhibition of Van Gogh’s images in Paris in 1972, where he also met with very famous surrealists and the work of the aging Pablo Picasso.
There Karl discovered that all the classical painters of modern art like Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali, Chagall, Matisse, Klee and others were congenial to him. This close relationship can be seen in his early paintings, where his style was already highly individual.
In the course of the years the artist refined his favourite technique: pastel mostly enriched with coloured pencils. Karl focuses mainly on landscapes and surreal topics, but he is also interested in such diverse subjects as cartoons. His sculptures bear a close resemblance to the dynamic lines in his drawings, they seem to be reduced to the symbolical substance of the original idea.
At the same time Karl also paints in oil and water colour. As he likes to harness his pc for his vectorized pictures, he does not always colour his drawings. He puts to use photos and digital techniques to create objects like bottles,shoes and dummies. This especially applies to “bottlemania”, a subject that has held the artist in its grip ever since.
Wolfgang Karl even drafts logos and cover art for cd’s. He painted the stage set for Mozart’s “Magic Flute” at the “Musikhochschule” in Freiburg in 1992.
He embarked on the 'Wonderful World' project several years ago: The world around us is an unbelievable treasure trove waiting to be explored and unearthed by our curious minds. There are so many untrodden paths taking unexpected turns. If you would like to accompany the artist just a few miles, I’m sure you won’t regret it.