An Interview with David Stegmann.
Who and from where are you?
My Name is David Stegmann, I'm living and working in Staufen (South Germany). This area is culturally interesting as it is close to the French and Swiss boarder and various influences have created a buzzing new scene here.
How you got into this?
My father was a sculptor, he educated me in drawing, modelling and sculpting but my personal interest was and still is to paint. I started as early as 13 with street art and got subsequently recognized by galleries and other artists. I had my first street art exhibition when I was 24. After various exhibitions my expression changed from classic street art towards more contemporary, abstract painting. Since then I have been focusing on identifying my own abstract style. Currently I am trying to transform abstract landscapes into more focused work of a specific detail I find important. This transformation has been very rewarding for me as it gives me a new look upon my way of expression.
What is your driving force?
The driving force behind my work is the urge to get my thoughts on canvas. I always loved to paint and by now it´s an uncontrollable energy which brings me back to the studio every day. Finding new ways to express myself and the idea to focus on details and creating them in a new way is very fulfilling. To get closer to creating something close to the perfection of nature is an ultimate goal.
What kind of work you do and why?
I would call my work modern, abstract expressionism. In my head most pictures are already set and day by day I get closer to the image in my head until I can call it finished. It's a journey which takes sometimes weeks to get there.
I paint a lot with oil and acrylic lacquer or just acrylic paint on canvas, wood or paper. I really love to work very pastose as it ads a specific soul to my paintings and I love the extra dimension.
For more of David Stegmann Check the links below:
Website :- http://www.davidstegmann.de
Instagram :- https://www.instagram.com/_davidstegmann/
Facebook :- https://www.facebook.com/dustHQ
All Images are copyright by: David Stegmann