Hello Lutz, please introduce yourself
Born in 1953, after leaving school I seriously considered to study art and design. But life turned out differently: I became a social worker/social scientist and in a second university education I became a linguist.
Are you working full time as an artist?
In 2007 I changed my life completely to finally become a full time artist. I spent some time joining courses in acrylic painting, later i enrolled in a private art school to learn the basics in screen printing. All the “rest” is self taught: self studies, self training, self made…
How do you create your artworks?
It’s all about colours and forms: nothing in nature is strongly geometrical, like squares, triangles or circles. But everything that humans designed follows these schemes. This is where I usually start. Basically, I use these rudimentary forms,; then repeat and change, repeat and change. I make only slight changes in each step – but in the end sometimes you can hardly see anymore from where it all came from. Sometimes you will get the impression of 3-dimensional pictures, of dizzying dynamics. Sometimes you’ll associate crowds of people.
What makes your art unique?
My art is a never ending story. When working on one project, the next idea already turns up in my mind. A friend of mine puts it in these words: “I think I know only one single picture of you.” – But in reality it may have been the same subject, but in a new shape and design. All the time it may be the same and yet it’s always unique and new.
Meaning in art
There is no special purpose hidden in my work. I seem to be playing with forms and colours. But any viewer will be invited to see more “in” or “behind” my work, resulting in own conclusions about the reality he/she is living in.
Playing is an important part of life.
Lutz Schoenherr ★ Artist resume
Lutz Schoenherr, 1953, living and working in Edenkoben, Germany. Social Scientist and Linguist. Turned into the Arts in the year 2000: Assuming that nothing in nature is purely geometrical – only designs by mankind – I start from here: I use simple forms and re-combine, re-peat, re-colour, re-duce, re-… until paintings or screen prints re-sult in something, that would re-mind you on natural surroundings, landscapes, crowds of people… Or, they just re-main in the graphical sphere.
Thank you, Lutz.