Dortmund (Germany), 1970. Lives and works in Barcelona since 1995.
Gabriel Schmitz, a figurative painter under the influence of German expressionism and more recent British figurative painters like Bacon or Auerbach his main interest is the human figure. Painting for Schmitz represent a means to understand reality, to connect and come to an understanding of “the other”. Themes like contemporary dance, the cinema or foreign cultures (with traces of Asian or African influences) are recurrent in his emotionally charged paintings.
You can consult his artístic biography here.
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