Dominik Schmitt is a painter and illustrator and also creates filmic works, sculptures, installations, music, and lyric poetry. His confusing, melancholy imagery shows the inside of bodies of animals, human beings, and mysterious hybrid creatures.

Gustav Kluge

1947 born in Wittenberg/Elbe
1968–72 studies at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg
1973 co-founding of the Produzentengalerie Hamburg
1978–85 teaching activity at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg
since 1996 professorship at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe
2008 Käthe-Kollwitz-Preis of the Akademie der Künste Berlin
lives and works in Hamburg and Karlsruhe

Publications of the artist

Program series