Biography of Franz Ackermann (1963-VVVV)

German painter born in 1963 in Neumarkt St. Veit.

He studied fine arts in Munich and Hamburg, and his early work, as well as their methods of research, they said already had very personal pictorial interpretation models. Since the beginning of his career, Ackermann found in trips a recurrent theme with which experience forms of artistic expression. His compositions - small pictures, formats large and even murals on the wall - exposed images and memories of the stays in different places of the world. Representations of cities as spatial elements but also as immersed in the own urban circuit mental orientations set the pictorial reality of the work of Ackermann. For the author, the urban structure of his paintings reflect a cultural model and a social system of reference.

During the first years of the 1990s, he/she lived a season in Hong Kong, before traveling in Asia, South America and Australia and found in new experiences the final development for the approach of his painting. He/She first created its popular 'mental maps', small compositions made with watercolor and collage that served the author as a starting point for the investigation of the structure of each city. In the 'city maps' were registered topographic and geomorphological conditions of the city, which then projected images individual and subjective, that is, in the mental experience of the city. Back to his workshop in Berlin, Ackermann moved his paintings small surveys drawings to suggest his particular perception of the world with associations, structures, shapes, colors, and photographs-laden compositions.

In 1998 he/she created the project Songline, a portable space module that fully encloses the observer to address particular spatial, Visual and mental reflections on Ackermann.