W E L C O M E

TO MY CREATIVE WORLD.

My name is CHRISTIAN BAHR. I have been working as a contemporary German painter and draftsman for over 35 years, selling my works worldwide. My atmospheric large paintings are poetry and artistic struggle at the same time. They capture both harmony and conflict, overall reflecting a strong aesthetic. I use an abstract-expressionistic visual language and prefer an expressive, powerful execution. My extensive œuvre includes several hundred paintings (mostly in large format) as well as countless drawings, body studies, nudes and illustrations. I have participated in many national and international exhibitions. My works can currently be found in private collections and public spaces in the United States, China, Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, Australia, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. Commissioned works are welcome – especially in (very) large formats, they are also a part of my repertoire.

Painting is for me something great, serious, very original. I work in my studio nearby the big German coastal city of Hamburg, on the North sea. I’m a seeker as a painter, in search of answers, and the single human takes center stage. I am a very profound, passionate as well as disciplined artist. I have a clear, strong painting philosophy. Thematically I deal with philosophical, mythological and historical questions in my work.

The following pages give a deeper impression of what moves me as a fine artist. Several galleries show a representative overview of my œuvre. In addition, I explain in detail my motivation and my thoughts about (my) art.

Thank you for your interest.

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> PAINTING PHILOSOPHY (PDF)

»EVERY SUCCESSFUL PAINTING IS BOTH A LIE AND A TRUTH.«

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»WE HUMANS STAND BETWEEN HOPE AND FEAR, HISTORY AND NOW. THIS IS THE STARTING POINT FOR MY PAINTING.«

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»THE HEART OF MY ART COMES FROM A PLACE WHERE THERE IS LIGHT.«

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There is one quote by the Jewish Bohemian novelist and short-story writer Franz Kafka that perfectly reflects how I try to act in my art, day and night and for every single painting:

»BEYOND A CERTAIN POINT THERE IS NO RETURN. THIS POINT HAS TO BE REACHED.«

Franz Kafka

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