Dietmar Brixy was born in Mannheim in 1961 and studied in Karlsruhe with Harald Klingelhöller and Katharina Fritsch, among others. The fact that he trained as a sculptor is immediately evident. He moves volumes across the canvas. For him, painting is an act of strength. This conqueror of the canvas works with brushes, spatulas, and his own two hands. He smears and digs in the pathways of lines, leaving behind gurgling lava and perfume. This is not entertainment, but rather existentialism.
Brixy stirs up the paint, creates reliefs, and exemplifies how the traditional elements of painting in the classical sense can be modernized in different forms. He transports the viewer to a magic mountain, even with his smaller canvases.
For each image, this thoroughbred painter has developed a recipe in which he has concealed a number of aromatic details to lend the whole work an air of creativity and timeliness.
Brixy is constantly offering us new approaches to allow us to enter into lively communication with his Images.
Christoph Tannert, Director, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin