REINHARD STAMMER Artist Profile
"Reinhard Stammer was born on July 25th 1952 in Glücksburg close to the Baltic Sea (Germany). Painting and drawing have always been his passions. At the age of 17 he gave his first exhibition together with a well-known sculptor. The times were turbulent and very political. The late 1960s was a time of revolutions and change, and for many people experimenting with mind-altering drugs was a part of the rebellion. Reinhard Stammer became heavily addicted to drugs and as a consequence he was as an 18 year old sentenced to a year behind bars. When released he tried to find an outlet for his dissatisfaction with social conditions by joining the Communist League in West Germany. This also gave him a chance to develop his art, designing propaganda posters.
Reinhard Stammer’s life was never straightforward. It’s probably what makes it possible for him to do profound paintings, he says. At 33 he founded a publishing house, which in 2006 he had to sell due to a very serious illness that almost killed him. The experience left him with a strong determination to live for his art, and he went into a creative frenzy. One exhibition followed the other. Three major exhibitions in Mallorca / Spain in 2012 made him known outside of Germany. Mr. Stammer did not take the academic or intellectual way. The paintings that will be on display at the SPACE gallery in May 2013 are the results, as he himself puts it, of “having walked the rocky road of life”.
There are also some worldwide exhibitions with some other famous painters from different countries in in 2013.
In February 2014 he exhibited in Jaipur / India and further exhibitions in Delhi and Mumbai are planned.
With 20 other internationally known artists from 2014 to 2015 he will participate in a global exhibition series entitled "The Voynich Project". Solo exhibition in St.Petersburg and a group exhibition in Beijing. 2016 group exhibition in Roma and Ravenna. Many art fairs and exhibitions in Germany
In the end of April a 30 minutes interview with a Hamburg TV Sender (Tide) and a lot of extensive documentation about his art in some art magazins.
Being self taught, Reinhard Stammer was from the very beginning rejected by “conservative artists and their associations”. "And that was fortunate," he says with a smile."
24983 Handewitt Germany
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