"I paint intuitively and emotionally: I want to trigger impulses that make the soul of the viewer vibrate. My artworks as a medium that captures the imagination of others."
Volker lives and works in Berlin. He was taught by his grandfather, the German painter Otto Glossmann and has been painting since his childhood. At the beginning of his art career, he started with realistic painting. Since 1985, non-figurative works predominate with references to abstract expressionism. Volker's works are mostly oil on canvas, and he also works a lot with gouache with oil crayons.
The art historian Gerhard Charles Rump said about Volker Mayr:
"Mayr's paintings in their combination of painterly gestures and visible structures of the color mass are remarkable, the colors themselves, their tones. They move in rarely explored areas, do not jump at the viewer, but require sensitive approach and a willingness to see them with patience to see all traces of nuances. Images as they are dynamic in origin and have a form of inventory, that makes a meditative element."
Volker Mayr is in the collections of German Bank, Vattenfall, Jakob-Kaiser-Stiftung and Bristol-Kempinsky.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist