the red dragon

The Red Dragon

the shepherd
The Shepherd


Sven Ochsenreither

1973 born in Landau / Pfalz

1994-1999 University Greifswald (art, art-history, theology)
several extension courses (e.g. taught by painters Norbert Schwontkowski and Thomas Hartmann)

2002 PhD
since 2002 working as visual artist
2003 scholarship Schloss Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck (AT)
2004 Vattenfall Art-Prize Energy
since 2010 Lectureship at the Caspar-David-Friedrich-Institute, University Greifswald
2014 scholarship (Minisrty of Culture, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)

works and lives in Zölkow

collections: private collections in Germany and several European countries
Vattenfall Collection
Cathedral St. Nikolai, Greifswald
Art-Collection of the federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Kunstsammlung Neubrandenburg

Represented by Galerie Kristine Hamann(Germany)

For almost twelve years now – the motif in Sven Ochsenreither’s pictures are children. But as his paintings have developed in form – the children have changed from kids engrossed in play to confident young actors. The figures are still child-like, but they don’t fulfill the cliché
of the misty-eyed child. Instead he uses his young protagonists to create archetypal images. In his latest paintings the children’s faces are mystically and wondrously illuminated, while other parts stay in colourful darkness. Ochsenreither envisions an artificial universe in form and content – he creates a world with its own rules, its own history and its own memories. In this reality familiar objects are combined with familiar situations, connecting in new and astounding ways.
Francis Mutton, May 2015

この12年間、Sven Ochsenreitherの絵のモチーフは子供達である。しかし、彼の絵の形態が発展するにつれて、その子供達は生意気な若い役者に変わって来た。その姿に未だ子供らしさは残るが、ありきたりの子供ではなく、その若い登場人物を典型的なイメージの創造に彼は使っている。 最新作では、その子供達の顔は神秘的で不思議なイルミネーションが施されているが、その他の部分はカラフルな暗さに留まっている。 Ochsenreitherは姿や内容が不自然な世界を心に描く。彼は独自のルールや独自の歴史や記憶に基づく世界を創造する。この世界において、親しみのある対象は親しみ易い状況と組み合わさり、新しく驚くべき方向に繋がっている。