Heinz Sterzenbach

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© 2018 Heinz Sterzenbach

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Curriculum Vitae of the artist

1941 Heinz Sterzenbach born in
Marialinden in Rheinisch-
Bergischer Kreis.
Influenced by his parents
(mother: musician, father: painter, teacher)
1958 - 1961 Apprenticeship as an electrician in a paper factory;
1961 - 1963 Technician /Electrotechnician ;
1963 - 1966 Engineer-studies in Cologne with Master`s degree in
engineering, Cologne
1966 - 1969 Working as an electric engineer
in Paris. In free time painting of landscapes in
oil on canvas and drawings of "Paris types"
1969 - 1972 Commercial and Technical manager in Berlin;
1972 Product manager in Düsseldorf;
1972 - 1976 Art- and Pedagogical studies at Pedagogic High School
in Berlin (PH, now HdK) with second degree of state;
1976 - 1998 Probationer, Professorship of French language;
1980 - 1998 Living and working as teacher (Art and French)
on the island Scharfenberg on Tegel Lake, Berlin.
Various travels to Italy, France, USA, Ireland,
Canariy Islands, Sinai, Egypt, Greece, Turkey,
Kenia, Sri Lanka, Russia, Scandinavia Coutries, Poland,
Brasil, Caribian Islands, etc;
1988 - 1992 Participation at the Cultural Workshops of the
"Bund Deutscher Kunsterzieher"(BDK)
("Association of German Art teachers") in Umbria / Italy
Since 1989 Collaboration with the Circle "Decentral Culture Work"
in Berlin-Reinickendorf
Since 1990 Collaboration and 2. chairman of the group
"Berliner Architekturmaler" ("Berlin Architectur art Painters")
Since 1991 Own Studio in the former tram depot of
Alt-Heiligensee 73-75
Since 1997 Gallery Sterzenbach Internet "http://www.sterzenbach.de "


1974 - 1994 Member of the "Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst"
(NGBK) ("New Society of Art");
Since 1974 Member of the "Bund Deutscher Kunsterzieher" (BDK)
("Association of German Art teachers");
Since 1993 Member of the "Berufsverband Bildender Künstler(BBK)
("Professional Association of Artists");

Sterzenbach is a painter who creates self-willed dream figures (men, animals, sculptures, rock formations, etc.). Strange and bewitched creatures come into existence, which defy description. Theese magical, surrealistic images have a suggestive effect on the spectator. Sterzenbach about his practice: "I don´t know theese creatures, before I see them appearing on paper or canvas. I am often surprised about my own creations. By different techniques like frottage, decalcomany, imprimitation etc. structures come into existence, which Sterzenbach assembles into fantasy figures, without having an exact imagination of what is emerging. Little faces and forms, which Sterzenbach inserts finally in the coarse structures, increase the dreamlike surrealistic radiation of the pictures. You may not try to understand or conceive. It is quite a different world where you have to engage in as a spectator.
Studios of Heinz Sterzenbach

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