Bernd Lieven is a painter. But one who needs reality as a reference point and whose painting explores precisely that relationship between personal experience and its pictorial implementation. With his camera, he captures motifs that are significant to him in black-and-white photographs, which he does not regard as independent works of art, but as photographic sketches. From the multitude of material, he finally selects a motif variant that serves as a graphic framework for the creation of the picture. With different techniques and materials he colors the photographs after the developing process.

–   Jutta Saom

The initial price for this artist’s images is currently around €20 per square meter.