Klaus Schweier

_DSC6997 Groß-cut-1-1a
Klaus Schweier, “if mountains could sing”

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. 


2022POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair, Galerie Commeter

2021„Bright Days Ahead“ Galerie Commeter;

 POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair, Galerie Commeter

2020„ganz leise kommt der Tag“ Galerie Commeter;

 art Karlsruhe, Galerie Commeter

2019art Karlsruhe, Galerie Commeter;

 Cologne Fine Art & Design, Galerie Commeter;

 POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair, Galerie Commeter;

 Galerie VIS’ART, Lyon

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

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

2007Galerie Commeter, Hamburg;

 ”Seh-Stunde“, MS EUROPA

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

2005Galerie Commeter, Hamburg;

 Galerie BMB with Liselott Schutt, Amsterdam

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

 EZG – Galerie, Frankfurt a. M.

2003Galerie Commeter, Hamburg;

 Galerie BMB, Amsterdam

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

 GEHAG – Forum with Annette Hilbrecht, Berlin;

 Agens Consulting GmbH, Hamburg

2001Galerie Gut with Alex Gorodine, St. Moritz, Schweiz;

 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 with W. Reiser, München

1999Galerie Commeter, Hamburg;

 Galerie Wosimsky, Gießen;

 Galerie BMB, Amsterdam;

 Galerie Helmut Pabst, Frankfurt a. M.

1998Galerie Thea Fischer-Reinhardt, Berlin

1997Galerie Commeter, Hamburg;

 GEHAG – Forum with M. Esteban Cano, Berlin;

 Galerie Wildeshausen, Wildeshausen;

 Galerie BMB mit W. Vreeswijk, Amsterdam

1996Künstlerhaus Galerie, Göttingen;

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

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

 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)


“Ganz leise kommt der Tag”– Klaus Schweier: Ausstellung 12. Juni – 12. August


“Ganz leise kommt der Tag”– Klaus Schweier: Ausstellung 12. Juni – 12. August