Posts Tagged ‘dresden’

Artist of the moment……….Frank Nitsche

I have been on summer holiday and didn’t have good internet access so I haven’t been writing, only doing research.


Frank Nitsche is a German born artist renown for his abstract style. Frank Nitsche was born in Gorlitz, Germany in the year 1964.

Nitsche attended college in Dresden, Germany where he earned a M.F.A. from the Academy of Art Dresden.

The artist is now based out of Berlin, Germany.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $80,000. Nitsche works in mainly in oils but also has worked with acrylics, graphite, and charcoal.

Nitsche’s style of abstract art incorporates many wonderful shapes and colors making for a wonderful kaleidoscope of images for the viewer. Nitsche has wonderful balance with his blend of grays and pure color.




Artist of the moment……..A.R. Penck

A.R. Penck is a German artist associated with the Neo-Expressionist movement. A.R. Penck was born in Dresden, Germany in the year 1939. The artist was considered a rogue dissident who was under surveillance by the East Germany Communist regime/ party that ruled the country during the 1980s. Penck is a painter, printmaker, and sculptor.

Penck during this time was included in art shows that took place in West Germany.

Penck also creates soft sculptures in addition to regular sculptures from found materials including wood, tape, wire, carboard,  and cans. The artist loves to create on anything. In this manner he reminds of the great American artist Keith Haring. I find  the characters of Penck to be very expressionist. The viewer can feel the emotion of his characters immediately.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip we visit a show featuring A.R. Penck with out dear friend and fellow art enthusiast James Kalm:

What a great artist!



Artist of the moment…..Eberhard Havekost

Eberhard Havekost was born in the year 1967 in Dresden, Germany. As a youngster worked as an intern for a stonemason. For his artistic education the artist attended the Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste where he studied under Professor Kerbach.

Havekost is included in museum collections including the Denver Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City.

Havekost works from video or photographs. The artist paints oils on canvas.

In this clip a brief interview with Eberhard Havekost. It is in German with English subtitles:

Eberhard Havekost lives and works out of Berlin, Germany. Most works are of locales in his home country of Germany.

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $135,000.