Born in Salzburg, Austria 1971. Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria – Academy of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Christian Schwarzwald works with drawings. His idea of drawing is that of an all-encompassing and unrestricted medium. As drawing is everything for Schwarzwald, almost everything is drawn into his universe. Faces, abstract patterns, architecture, plants, objects, etc are rigorously worked through and combined in blocks to build installations and entire rooms which embrace the visitor upon entering. No longer is a single drawing seen as just that, but newly as part of a more complex system of imagery. With an analytical mind Schwarzwald creates an encyclopedic world of drawing that stands face-to-face with our contemporary world and questions and challenges its views.