Born in 1966 in Berlin, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
A painter of dynamic and energetic compositions, Stefan Hirsig combines the structural forms of patterning with the exuberance of collage. With titles culled from media, music and pop-culture, his abstraction often veers into a figuration of the many references he draws on for his work. As much a commentary on art as culture, Hirsig layers meaning and materials into the paint by adding collaged images and fabrics: fractal-like detailing gives way to soft brushstrokes interrupted by heavy spills of paint out of which an explosion of color and texture emerges. The frenetic tension of techniques moving across the canvas provides a compelling sense of depth that is easy to get lost in.