|Paula Barclay - University of
Exeter UK - 2001
Siegfried Schreck was born in Bottrop in
Germany and works as a technical foreman.
In 1980 he began
to write poems and has published four books, he writes lyrics for
musicians. He, like many contemporary artists has chosen
the internet as
the environment for his art work and poetry.
His art work is
described as digital painting. It is freehand painting using the
tools. It is very emotive and dreamlike. He uses Adobe Photoshop,
Picture Publisher and other
graphics programs to make work.
Due to his
relative exclusivity, to find comment of his work is difficult,
although he is known,
according to many galleries where his work
is displayed, for his 'superbly painted and meticulously
executed work'. Through email contact, he
writes that the influences for his paintings come mainly
from poetry, he is
self taught with no formal training in art. His aims are to
translate poetry into
imagery, which is why his work has been
described as digital poetry. With no real role models he
believes he is still developing his own
style and currently uses some techniques that he hasn't seen
used before in
computer art. Citing famous critics, dealers or philosophers is not
yet possible, except
about the medium in general.
would cite the Expressionistic styles of Kandinsky and Klee as
influences in terms of colors and movement, although he claims to be
working entirely from within.
Siegfried Schreck has exhibited artworks
in many web galleries largely in the United States. Having won such
awards as 'Master of 2000' in the BTDesign Annual Art Award, his
His geometrical and abstract paintings are
dominated by a sense of serenity and his Hamburg
landscapes with the ships, the gardens and the architectural
depict the heart of the Hanseatic City.
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