Bernd Wachtmeister, Leverkusen Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement Bernd Wachtmeister is one of those people who devote a great deal of time to analysing themselves in the context of their surroundings. Many of his feelings, impressions and thoughts find expression in his artistic work. They come to light, so to speak, through form and colour. For Wachtmeister, creating art is a statement of passion as well as purpose.
It might not be immediately apparent when looking at his pictures that they have involved a high degree of effort on his part. It might also be possible that, at first sight, they seem somewhat immature, light-hearted, maybe even playfully naïve. However, when reflecting on their meaning as expressed in their titles it will become evident that there is an ironic, critical depth to works that, on the face of it, may appear to be straightforward and friendly.
While art is for Wachtmeister both a calling and a passion, he devote himself professionally to visual communication. Since 1990, he has worked successfully as a freelance graphic designer, mainly in the areas of advertising/promotion, publishing and new media.