Profile of Bernd Obergassel

  Artistic biography:

Bernd Obergassel, born in Dortmund/ Germany 1962, started his career as a self-educated painter in 1993. From the beginning he has been working with oils to create colorful, abstract and surrealistic figures. These figures are a bit technical influenced but very emotional, so they depict a lyrical interplay of biomorphic forms. He named the figures "The ZON's". Throughout the years, he has been engaging in a variety of artistic activities like drawing, painting (also other series), making lots of objects (with electronic parts), sculptures and small installations of conceptual art.


Apprenticeship as constructor for electrical machinery,
degree in Electrical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.),
Business Administration Engineer (Dipl.-Wirt.Ing. (FH)).
Both at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund/ Germany.

Bernd Obergassel says:
„I know, this is not the normal way to become an artist ;-) - but, engineers are in a similar way creative like artists.”

And another clever sentence:
Works of art don't need to be big in size - they only have to be great.
(Bernd Obergassel, 2006)