About Herwig Maria Stark
The Austrian artist began his education as a fashion designer in Vienna, went thereafter to Italy, where he attended Accademia Italiana Moda in Florence. Some years later he continued his art studies at Irina Nakhova/ New York and Germany. The wide range of perceptions, coupled with experiences in foreign cultures enriched and expanded his vision of art, that shapes his personal and distinctive style. In his expressionistic paintings, he explores the inner life of man. The intensity of expression, communication and psychological introspection of inner discomfort is manifested by his numerous portraits. Vigorous and determined are his portraits, marked by strong characters, are a reflection and vision of the human, not indicated as an individual identity, but as a collective identity.
“My artistic work is based on the human being, especially the "interpretation" of the human face with its boundless, multiple and multifaceted expressions and forms, which make the inner life of man visible. Painting is my way to talk to and communicate with the world. I show, question, feel …”