Steffen Zehrfeld
Artist/
Painter

Steffen Zehrfeld

Painter

Bio

now more than a century old i come from the new federal states in saxony-anhalt and only after 49 years i found the place where i really live. a constant change in my life accompanies me and standing still is not the way to master my life. Unfortunately, it was not possible to carry out my desired course of study at the time. it was difficult in the former gdr. an apprenticeship in the creative field of food production was not my dream. as a pastry chef I could at least let my creativity run free. after a career in retail, i pulled the brakes and only work to enjoy the beautiful things of life on this beautiful planet. today i'm a consultant at an electronics retailer and enjoy the time from a farm in asendorf.

I started drawing, spraying and painting graffiti more than 35 years ago. art in all its forms inspires me and often I am even touched by tears. most recently from the van Gogh experience in Bremen. most of the pictures hang in the places where i lived and there are really a lot of them without photographing the works. I gave away the tits and also fulfilled orders. But it's only since I've been living in my favorite place that I've started to capture my works, to show them, to live with them, because no work stands in a corner, but is also distributed throughout the house. My works of art are colourful, even if the thought behind them does not always suggest something positive. my vision is to capture my memory and the thoughts that surround me on canvas. Behind every work there is a flash of inspiration or an event. A picture says more than a thousand words and so I try to express my thoughts with brush, pen, hands, foil, fabric, in short with everything I can get my hands on. I want to create colorful works that encourage, that bring us back to earth and I like to use unusual color combinations. natural coloring and the opposite, because we all think about improving the planned and yet we use the digital media endlessly. a combination of both and the thoughts in my brain form the works. and so my hands circle on paper, canvas and stone to share my memory protocol.

Artworks