Klaus Schweier

Klaus Schweier, “rooted”

Klaus Schweier


Klaus Schweier

Dream, time and eternity are, as variants of familiar physical quantities, the very human points of reference, in which Klaus Schweier finds and reinterprets the grand themes of mankind. The dream of flying, the creation myth, the cycle of coming to be and passing away, man as the hunter and the hunted, as an anthropomorphic or divinely inspired creature appear in his paintings in frank or associative tales. And he always follows new formal paths: He has developed new techniques in painting, drawing and etching, which allow him to paint on other bases than canvas. He has worked with reverse glass painting and mirror etching, and painted with Colanyl-colours which, depending on the admix of water, resemble oil-paints, tempera or watercolours. Schweier paints like a wizard. In successive phases of a painting, he also uses materials like tar, chalk and varnish. Moreover, he adds essences that aren’t easy to combine, like spirit, turpentine and shellac. Even in his early works, he employed innovative techniques to put ancient archaic forms and signs in a contemporary context. He has since perfected his methods and created a little universe, that tells us about the masks of existence, about myths and legends, about archetypal men in happy liaison with animals, with dogs, deer, birds, shoals of fish as well as plants, flowers and stars. It is always the whole that matters, the great antipodes of existence, life and death, heaven and hell, anxiety and joy. 

Klaus Schweier was born in Heidenheim/Germany in 1956. From 1977 to 1983 he studied at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin (now University of the arts/UdK) under Professor Bergmann. After a period of study in Paris, he taught at the Hochschule der Künste from 1992 till 1994. Since then he has been living as a freelance artist in Berlin. 


2018POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair, Galerie Commeter

 art Karlsruhe, Galerie Commeter

2017“Reden ist Silber ...” Galerie Commeter

2016Galerie VIS’ART, Lyon

2015“Reise ins Eis”, MS EUROPA

2014“Wenn Gedanken reisen II”, MS EUROPA

 “Wenn Gedanken reisen”, Galerie Commeter

2013“Menschen, Mythen, Glaubenswelten II“, MS EUROPA

2012“Der Tag teilt die Nacht”, Kunstverein Heidenheim

 “Menschen, Mythen, Glaubenswelten“ (with Wolfgang Peters), MS EUROPA

2011Galerie BMB, Amsterdam (with Ulrike Hochgrebe and Albert Merz)

 “Menschen, Mythen, Steinkreise II” (with Wolfgang Peters), MS EUROPA

 “Das kleine Universum”, Galerie Commeter, Hamburg

2010“Götterdämmerung I“ (with Wolfgang Peters), MS EUROPA

 GEHAG – Forum, Berlin (with Ulrich Pietzsch and Uwe Tabatt)

2009“Menschen, Mythen, Steinkreise” (with Wolfgang Peters), MS EUROPA

2008“Begegnung III” (with Zoyt), Galerie am Zollwerk, Neuruppin

 Galerie Schilling Contemporary, Stuttgart (mit Zoyt)

2007Galerie Commeter, Hamburg (mit Zoyt)

 ”Seh-Stunde“, MS EUROPA

2006GEHAG – Forum, Berlin (with Annette Hilbrecht and Frank Sanderink)

2005Galerie Commeter, Hamburg

 Galerie BMB, Amsterdam (mit Liselott Schutt)

2004Galerie Ricarda Fox im Kardinal-Hengsbach-Haus, Essen

 EZG – Galerie, Frankfurt a. M.

2003Galerie Commeter, Hamburg

 Galerie BMB, Amsterdam

2002EZG – Galerie, Frankfurt a. M. (with Klaus Duschat)

 GEHAG – Forum, Berlin (with Annette Hilbrecht)

 Agens Consulting GmbH, Hamburg

2001Galerie Gut, St. Moritz, Schweiz (with Alex Gorodine)

 Galerie Commeter, Hamburg

 Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Helmut Pabst, Frankfurt a. M.

 Galerie BMB, Amsterdam

2000“Berührungen” (Catalog), Gutshaus Steglitz, Berlin

 “Visionen”, Frankfurter Buchmesse, Frankfurt a. M.

 Galerie Klaus Lea, München (with W. Reiser)

1999Galerie Commeter, Hamburg

 Galerie Wosimsky, Gießen

 Galerie BMB, Amsterdam (Catalog)

 Galerie Helmut Pabst, Frankfurt a. M. (Catalog)

1998Galerie Thea Fischer-Reinhardt, Berlin

1997Galerie Commeter, Hamburg

 GEHAG – Forum, Berlin (with M. Esteban Cano)

 Galerie Wildeshausen, Wildeshausen

 Galerie BMB, Amsterdam (mit W. Vreeswijk)

1996Künstlerhaus Galerie, Göttingen

 Galerie Ricarda Fox, Essen (with W. Vreeswijk and M. Esteban Cano)

 Stadt- und Universitäts-Bibliothek, Frankfurt a. M., (with W. Reiser)

 Galerie Helmut Pabst, Frankfurt a. M.

 Galerie Thea Fischer-Reinhardt, Berlin

1995Agens Consulting GmbH, Hamburg-Quickborn

 Galerie Helmut Pabst, Frankfurt a. M.

1994Galerie T & A Edition, Berlin

 Forumgalerie Bereiter Anger, München “Männer.Boxen.Runden” (with W. Reiser)

 Galerie Thea Fischer-Reinhardt, Berlin

 Galerie BMB, Amsterdam

 Kunstförderung Steingass, Heidenheim (with Wolf Reiser)

 Galerie für zeitgen. Kunst Helmut Pabst, Frankfurt a. M.

1993Galerie Eglau, Sylt

 Forschungs- und Verwaltungszentrum Otis, Berlin (Catalog)

1992Galerie Thea Fischer-Reinhardt, Berlin

 Obere Galerie Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin (with P. Knapp and E. Paul) (Catalog)

1991Galerie Art und Ambiente, München

 Galerie Noé, Berlin

1990Kunstbetrieb Dachau, Dachau

1989Die Pumpe, Berlin

 Galerie Point, Hamburg

 Galerie Noé, Berlin

1988Galerie am Rindermarkt, Zürich

1987Galerie Noé, Berlin

1986Galerie im Kaiserworth, Goslar (Catalog)

 Galerie Zeitlupe, Heidenheim

 Galerie Henz, Berlin (with E. Paul and A. Bockholdt)


“eye contact” 2017, mixed media, 11 3/4 x 19 2/3, KS/M 218



“twins” 2017, mixed media, 11 3/4 x 19 2/3 in, KS/M 217



“frost flower breeders XIII” 2017, mixed media, 17 1/3 x 12 1/4 in, KS/M 234

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“frost flower breeders XIV” 2017, mixed media, 17 1/3 x 12 1/4 in, KS/M 234

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“frost flower breeders XV” 2017, mixed media, 17 1/3 x 12 1/4 in, KS/M 236



“frost flower breeders XVI” 2017, mixed media, 17 1/3 x 12 1/4 in, KS/M 237



“rooted” 2017, mixed media, 39 1/3 x 83 1/2 in, KS/M 245



“my rooms” 2017, mixed media, 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in, KS/M 211

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“my rooms” 2017, mixed media, 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in, KS/M 212

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“My rooms” 2017, mixed media, 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in, KS/M 215

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“my rooms” 2017, mixed media, 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in, KS/M 216

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“we await”, 2017, mixed media, 57 x 67 in, KS/M 246