This site contains a few parts and directions of my artistical work. Coming from visual communication, drawing, illustration I turned more and more into the huge field of painting.

The first years painting was my personal search for freedom, I just wanted to become more and more and more free. Then after a certain time I recognized that freedom is more complex than I thought, than I even could imagine. The pure freedom in painting can be like hell, when you do not know, where to go, what decision to make and how to find out, when a painting is finally finished. In every second you could do millions of different decisions.

Then I decided, yes, I want freedom, but in borders I defined before. The reality is my border. I want reality, I want people to see something. I need encounters, people, situations to get inspired, I need my muse. But in these borders of realistic definition I wanted to be as free as possible. This balance is now the base of my paintings.

But after finding out, that pure freedom is not possible for me, another aim appeared, an aim, I still focus on. It is the search for intensity. That can be massive intensity with a lot of material and gesture, but it can also be the intensity of fragility and tenderness.

If paintings are like that, a beholder really starts to interact and communicate with this piece in a non-rational, a non-reflective, but in a pure emotional way. This is magic.

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CV – Stephan Geisler


born 1968

1995 – diploma in graphic-design, visual communication, illustration – professor Rolf Escher

1995-2000 – lectureship at the university Dortmund for art

1997-2019 – lectureships in painting and drawing at different institutions and art accademies for adult education

Stephan Geisler lives and works in Bochum, Germany

single shows  single exhbitions

Galerie Reich – Bochum – Germany

Qiz Qalasi Art Gallery – Baku – Aserbaidschan

German Embassy – Baku – Aserbaidschan

Galerie Wild – Frankfurt – Germany

Galerie Wild – Zürich – Switzerland

Städtische Galerie Sohle 1 – Bergkamen – Germany

Galerie 5 – Cologne – Germany

Galerie art.ist – Castrop Rauxel – Germany

Galerie Nolte – Münster – Germany

Galerie Nolte – Mallorca – Spain

Galerie Klose – Essen – Germany

Städt. Galerie Im Alten Rathaus – Hattingen – Germany

Showcase Dubai – Dubai – United Emirates

MyGallery – Kiew – Ukraine

Art Gallery Wiebaden – Wiesbaden – Germany

Städt. Galerie Lüdinghausen – Lüdinghausen – Germany

Kunstverein Dorsten – Dorsten – Germany

Gallery Jules Julien – Kopenhagen – Denmark

Gallery Kirk – Aalborg – Denmark

Galerie Bengelsträther – Düsseldorf

Galerie Bengelsträther – Iserlohn

Humboldtvilla – Lüdenscheid

Jackhouse Gallery – Portsmouth

Kunstverein Lippstadt – Kunst im Turm

Art Fairs

Tease Art- Cologne– Germany

Art Fair 21 – Cologne – Germany

Art Karlsruhe – Karlsruhe – Germany

Art Innsbruck – Innsbruck – Austria

Kunst Zürich – Zürich – Switzerland

Art Copenhagen – Copenhagen – Denmark

Los Angeles Art Show – Los Angeles – USA

Kiaf Seoul – Seoul – South Korea

C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr – Essen – Germany

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