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Volker Mayr

Volker Mayr

Top Featured Artist | ArtTour International NY.

Volker Mayr – A Figurative Painter With a Surrealist Edge

Volker Mayr is an acclaimed figurative painter with an abstract, expressionistic, surrealist edge. His art is characterized by his masterful use of color, attention to detail, and great compositions. Mayr has made a name for himself with his expressive oil on canvas paintings. Taking inspiration from every day and transforming it into something new and exciting, Volker Mayr’s artwork captures the imagination and transports the viewer to a different world.

Volker Mayr is a master artist based in Berlin, Germany. He began his career with realistic painting, but since 1985 he has focused on non-figurative works that draw upon abstract expressionism. Over the years, he has also incorporated impressionistic elements into his work.

Volker Mayr – Top Featured Artist.

“Grace Under Pressure” Oil On Canvas by Volker Mayr.

Mayr’s paintings are remarkable for their combination of techniques, excellent use of color, and subtle tones and nuances. His images often have a dynamic origin and a reflective element that encourages viewers to approach them patiently.

Mayr’s art has been heavily influenced by the greats in German Expressionism, American Abstract Expressionism, and the works of Gerhard Richter. His grandfather, Otto Glossmann, was a German artist who taught him the basics of painting and the importance of composition. He was further influenced by artists like Max Beckmann, Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and August Macke from the German Expressionism movement. The American Abstract Expressionism movement also influenced Mayr’s work, with painters such as Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko inspiring. The influence of German painter Gerhard Richter can also be seen in many of Mayr’s works.

“A Date With Mona Lisa” Oil On Canvas by Volker Mayr.

“A Smile On The Face Of The Tiger” Oil On Canvas by Volker Mayr.

Mayr takes elements from these influential painters and fuses them together to create his unique and expressive style. His works combine surrealism, expressionism, and abstract expressionism to form vivid and captivating pieces that will surely draw the eye and leave a lasting impression.

Volker Mayr’s creative process is characterized by spontaneity, passion, and playfulness. He begins his paintings without premeditation or preconceived notion of how the work will turn out. His paintings reflect his dreams and emotions and emerge as he works in layers of vibrant colors and textures. He finds joy in creating unexpected details and surprises that add depth and emotion to each painting. He creates a visual narrative that captures the essence of his dreamlike visions by experimenting with different techniques, such as glazing, scraping, and sanding. The result is a unique visual language reflecting his subconscious exploration.

Volker Mayr’s paintings express his emotions and thoughts through his work’s shapes, colors, and textures. They often contain surrealist elements and evoke a dreamlike state of mind. The colors he uses range from vibrant to muted tones, depending on the mood and subject of his painting. His paintings are often filled with symbolism and tell stories through a combination of realism and abstraction.

Mayr’s use of colors is masterful and often incorporates bright and dark colors to create an ethereal effect. He uses various painting techniques, including blending, layering, and staining, to bring the scenes in his paintings to life. He often includes a few familiar elements in his work, like human figures or animals, but he also explores abstract shapes and patterns. His masterful use of colors and attention to detail in each painting allows viewers to be transported into another world entirely. He has developed a unique style combining expressive and surrealist elements to create highly engaging and captivating artwork.

Not only is the quality of Volker Mayr’s work impressive, but it also appeals to many people on an emotional level. His paintings evoke strong feelings of nostalgia and longing, which many viewers can relate to. He also captures the beauty of everyday moments and emphasizes the universe’s interconnectedness. His stunning technique and heartfelt emotion make his artwork highly desirable.

Volker Mayr’s paintings have been praised for their ability to bridge the gap between realism and abstraction. His artworks are both representational and abstract, making them universally appealing to viewers from all walks of life. 

Volker Mayr

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Written by Viviana Puello

Viviana is a Colombo-American Artist, Curator, Writer and Advocate for the arts. Founder of Vivid Arts Network, Create 4 Peace, Artists For A Green Planet, Author of the book “Just Be Inspired,” and an awardwinning director and producer. Viviana Puello founded ArtTour International Magazine in 2011. Since then, she has served as the CEO, Editor-in-Chief, and the face for ArtTour International Magazine.
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