Franz Ackermann is one of the most important and admired contemporary artists in the world today. The artist travels all over the world; soaking up influences from South America to East Asia. The impressions gained in these places are captured in watercolours, which serve as the foundation for paintings that he describes as “mental maps” – large-format paintings with wide, sweeping and detailed arrangements.
1963 born in Neumarkt St. Veit
1984–1988 Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München
1989–1991 Hochschule für Bildende Kunst, Hamburg
DAAD, Hong Kong
lives and works in Berlin and Karlsruhe
Galerie Mayer Riegger