Bernd Kirschner ( born 1980 in Memmingen, DE ) studied painting at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart. He lives and works in Berlin and Konstanz.
Bernd Kirschner deals in his paintings, which play with figurative and abstract elements, with collective memories and experiences, dreams and subjective perception. His imaginative landscapes invite the viewer to immerse himself mentally in order to decode the deeper symbolism behind the motifs. The mystery of water often becomes the theme. It is an element whose consistency is hardly comprehensible and constantly oscillates between the concrete and the intangible. This also applies to his mysterious works. The surfaces of his canvases reveal transcendent, merging color transitions. Bernd Kirschner lets his works emerge by numerous painted overlays until the feeling that guides him becomes visible and experienceable. The complete picture, however, only arises in the mind of the viewer, whose own imagination is stimulated. Bernd Kirschner expresses in his paintings the irrepressible power of nature, which can have not only a calming, but also a worrying effect on people. Recent solo exhibitions of the artist include "Oracles" at the Bank Austria Kunstforum in Vienna ( 2019 ) and "Morphic Fields" at the Kunsthalle Messmer ( 2017 ) in Riegel.