Eberhard Marx

Born in: 1951, Germany
Lives in: Germany
Describe your art in three words: Changing reality imaginatively
Education: University of Applied Arts Heiligendamm (1983 to 1986, graduated as Dipl. Designer FH), University of Art and Design Halle/Burg Giebichenstein (1987 to 1992, graduated as Dipl. Designer)
See More Work:  www.eberhard-marx.eu | Accepting studio visits

Source nymph - Oil on canvas 50 x 60 cm 2300€

"Early on, I was fascinated by the old masters and the Romantics. The precision of the depictions, the painterly mastery and the wealth of ideas. These unconditional prerequisites for their work had cast a spell over me. Deep artistic feeling and high quality craftsmanship are for me the standard for successful art."

What themes does your work involve?
My work covers all the themes of our human society.
Describe your creative process.
As soon as I am captivated by a subject, a landscape, a building or whatever, I gather information and make sketches for my next painting.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
Because I am a curious and inquisitive person, I am interested in many things about our human existence. Starting with history, through the present and into the future..
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
That is difficult to answer and very individual. Depending on education and interest, art is perceived very differently. Good art must touch and embrace people sensually. A work of art is great when it touches a great many people and its effect is consistent over centuries. Independent of fashions and social developments.
What is the role of the artist today?
Today, being an artist no longer means only being a "craftsman". However, an artist should never forget that mastering the "craft" is part of good art! Being an artist means using the additional freedom of vision of the world that he possesses through his talent to bring his very own view of the world to other people.
Roman apple factory - Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm 2300€
Nordic Apple Peeler - Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm 2300€
Water Musical Fountain of Youth - Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm 2300€
Bloodmoon - Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm 2300€


This interview was published by Circle Foundation of the Arts. © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist