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Kooness

Franz Baumgartner

1962
KLEVE, Germany

3 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Germany

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Works by Franz Baumgartner

Al lago (At the lake)

2017

145 x 100cm

7400,00 €

Pino Alto (High Pine)

2008

145 x 100cm

7400,00 €

Vase

2007

53 x 38cm

2750,00 €

In his paintings, Franz Baumgartner praises the mundane, the simple things, placing the viewer in an intimate dialogue with the image .

Franz uses oil paint on canvas to create large-scale landscapes, predominantly lit by a very particular light.

His paintings often have shades of gray color, are calm and deep and, they do not reveal themselves immediately, but over time develop a glow from this depth. Stylistically, the motifs are reduced, the perspective wrong. These stylistic devices remove the narratives and temporality of the images, giving reality something artificial. 

German painter Franz Baumgartner, born in 1962 in Kleve, is famous for his paintings, which seem to "stop time" . After studying Horticulture from 1981 to 1983, the artist continued his education. From 1985 to 1989 he studied Art at the Technical Institute in Cologne under Prof. Marx, and from 1989 to 1993 he studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy with Prof. Krieg Meisterschuler.

Today Franz Baumgartner lives in Cologne, where he works as an artist.

Awards and Scholarships

2021

NRW Scholarship Neustart Kultur 2

Scholarship Kulturwerk VG. Bildkunst, New start 2021

2020

NRW grant Neustart Kultur 1

2000

Working scholarship in the manor house Edenkoben, 5-month stay

1st prize of the Premio Michetti

1999

Working scholarship of the Kunstfonds e.V., Germania

1998

Scholarship of the Villa Vigoni - College, Loveno di Menaggio, Italia

1997

Scholarship of the Villa Romana, 10 months stay in Florence, Italia

1994

Travel grant of the Art Association for the Rhineland and Westphalia,

Düsseldorf

First prize, German Art Award of the Volks- and Raiffeisenbanken

1993 Prize of the Darmstadt Secession- Germania