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, with worldwide sales and with national and international exhibitions. My atmospheric large paintings are poetry and artistic struggle at the same time and capture both harmony and conflict, overall reflecting a strong aesthetic. I use an abstract-expressionistic, partly gestural visual language and prefer an expressive and powerful execution. My extensive œuvre includes several hundred paintings (mostly in large format) and countless drawings, body studies, nudes and illustrations. My works are to be found in private collections and public spaces in the United States, China, Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, Australia, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus until now.
Painting is for me something great, serious and very original. I work in my studio nearby the rough North Sea and the big German coastal city of Hamburg. I’m a seeker as a painter, in search of answers, and the single human takes center stage. I am an ambitious, passionate and disciplined artist. I have a clear and strong painting philosophy. Thematically I deal with philosophical, mythological and historical questions in my work.
The following pages give in word and picture a deeper impression of what moves me as an artist. In several galleries I show a representative overview of my œuvre. In addition, I explain in detail my motivation, my passion and discipline and my thoughts about (my) art.
Thank you for your interest.