Walter Dahn

Zum Problem der Malerei II, 2004, Silkscreen print on paper napkin, framed 44 x 51 cm ( 17 3/8 x 20 1/8 inch )
Waler Dahn was born 1954 in St.Tönis/Krefeld, Germany. From 1971 to 1979 he studied at the Art Academy Düsseldorf, being the last master pupil of Joseph Beuys. Since 1995, Walter Dahn is professor of fine arts at the University of Art in Braunschweig, Germany. He lives and works in Cologne.

During the 80’s, Dahn gained an international reputation as one of the leading painters of the artist group Mülheimer Freiheit, working in the style of the Junge Wilde or Neue Wilde (German for "wild youth" or "new wild ones").The Junge Wilde painted their expressive paintings in bright, intense colors and with quick, broad brushstrokes. Dahn works in all medias such as painting, photography, objects, installations and unique silk screens on glass or fabric. As inspirational references he often uses song texts, found footage images, photographs and poetry.
Past exhibition at SCHAU ORT:

FIVE FRIENDS IN ZURICH - a proposal by Walter Dahn
Together with: Katja Heddinga, Alfred Jansen, Christof John, Ulrich Pester
August 25 - October 1, 2011