The artist Helmut Middendorf (*1953) is one of the most renowned German painters. As a member of the “Neuen Wilden“ (Young Wild Ones), he had a long-term influence on the art landscape in the 1980s. Whether in painting and drawing, photography or collage, the artist has continued to search for new possibilities of expression. Phases of abstract painting alternate with series of figurative pictures. Series with a vibrant colorfulness are followed by pictures with a limited palette. Since the beginning of the 1990s, Helmut Middendorf has also lived and worked in Athens. There, he has since then expanded his oeuvre in a consistent and experimental way to include new groups of works. The current book presents a selection of Middendorf’s multifaceted work. A large number of the works in the book are being published for the first time.