CHRISTIAN BRODTRAEGER


 

Artist Statement

 

I don't think it matters what I've done in my life so far, but it matters what life has done to me.

Do you see life, why something happens and what it is good for? Life always means well with us. The question is rather if you accept your life too. 

 

At some point, there comes the moment where you begin to strive for something higher. Something bigger than yourself. At least bigger than your own ratio. One recognizes that the divine is slumbering in us. In each of us. The art is to see it, to feel it, to perceive it. My pictures are an attempt to bring out my emotions, my feelings, that what is slumbering inside me.

With words impossible. With colors I succeed. And then, you notice that you also reach and touch others with your pictures. That's the drive, that's joy. But of course your own development is in the foreground. The goal is to exhaust its full potential. To unfold oneself and to bring others forward.

 

 

Bio

  • 1977 Born in Wiener Neustadt, child of a classic working class family
  • 1983 Paradigm shift, child of a dropout family
  • 1994 successful graduation from a hotel management school
  • 1999 already entrepreneur
  • 2000 youngest Haubenwirt of Austria, until 2016 successful in the upscale
  • Gastronomy & hotel business on the road
  • Proud father of three daughters, who already live their art 
  • 2016 Burn-Out / Question of meaning
  • Paradigm shift again
  • Started painting
  • Autodidact
  • 2018 Start a medical masseur training 
  • Cranio Sacral Therapist / Prana / Shibari Healing
  • First solo exhibition at the Lumina in Vienna
  • 2019: Exhibition D'E.M. International Venice Art Gallery, Art Salzburg Contemporary 

"Alles ist Eins"

Oil on canvas, 150 x 150 cm 

"I Am"

Oil on canvas, 150 x 150 cm 

"= ="

Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 cm 

"= ="

Oil on canvas, 50 x 50 cm 

"Child of Secureness"

Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 cm 

"Out of the Box"

Oil on canvas, 80 x 120 cm