Reinhard Stammer Vita
I was born on July 25, 1952 in Glücksburg on the Baltic Sea. I was probably born with the joy of painting. It is interesting that symbols can already be found in pictures from my youth, which I then rediscovered in my much later work. My first exhibition took place in 1967 in the Orangery in Glücksburg.
She was not the impetus for an artistic career. I gave up my desire to study art, instead I started to study life, with all its ups and downs, with its light and dark sides. I lived my life passionately and sometimes excessively. It followed no discernible plan.
At the age of 32 I founded the P.A.R.C. publishing house in Germany.
My occupation with Buddhism and Advaita, many visits to Ramesh Balsekar in Bombay, have given many answers to questions that have been asked since early childhood and I believe that the teaching of NOT BEING or as Ramesh Balsekar says: “consciousness is all there is ” somehow seems to express in my paintings.
I only painted sporadically – increasingly losing interest in reproducing the visible world. A painted flower is not a flower, just as a painted human cannot be human. It’s color on a background. Nothing more and the colors and shapes call out in it viewer memories. That’s all well and good,but it wasn’t enough for me.
In 30 years, not very many were created – but some particularly beautiful and interesting pictures. I wrote more poems and the chronicle was also written at this time. I realized how I could use painting to compensate for the severe blows of fate that hit me at the age of 52, and in retrospect I claim that it saved my life. So I’m grateful for this gift, which didn’t make me a Dürer or Picasso, but enabled me to give some of my pictures something of myself to take with them.
Since 2020 I live with my lovely wife Maren and our 3 cats in a beautiful Finca on the island of Mallorca, Spain. I’m involved in several art & cultural projects, and I exhibit and create in my Atelier in the center of Sineu.