“Painting is first and foremost a matter of visibility. The content of our art lies in what our eyes think.”(Paul Cezanne, 1839 –1906). An apt quote that describes the painting of Dietmar Wölfl very well. Astonished in so many ways, observers stand in front of the artist’s impressive works, always trying to get to the bottom of the secrets of these brilliant “explosions of colour.”
Dietmar Wölfl’s art is one-of-a-kind. He has managed to establish his technique and dynamics as unique to him, something every artist strives for. His motto, “I reach for the colours until the unexpected occurs,” describes his modesty when speaking about his work, but it is not all there is to his finished pieces.
Dietmar worked as an artist on the side, whilst training as an interior designer in his parent’s business from 1970 to 1973. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 1974 to 1978 and in 1985, he had moved to Munich to work as an independent artist and give him a good basis for his active artistic development. He was mentored by prominent artist Robert Zielasco, who significantly influenced his painting style, making it what it is today. In turn, Dietmar has now become the teacher and offers courses at well-known academies and workshops in his large studio at home, a converted farm in Bavaria.
This exceptional, international artist has gained a large audience with his sensational mixing techniques in oil, acrylic (bold and lean), mostly on large-format canvases. From an art historical point of view, the art of Dietmar Wölfl is, if you will, colour-field painting brought to perfection. His pronounced courage in applying paint to the surface (for example, by shaking), his many years of experience, and his very good eye for composition allow him to create outstanding works of art with immense depth which regularly do well on the art market.
For years, the artist has exhibited his works at international exhibitions and trade fairs and has always received significant critical acclaim from art lovers and connoisseurs, with the infamous Damien Hirst as one of his collectors.