Otmar Alt- Biography
Otmar Alt, born in 1940 in Werningerode, studied at Berlin University of the Arts from 1960 to 1966 and was a master-class student of Professor Hermann Bachmann. He is one of the most significant contemporary artists in Germany.
Along with Horst Antes and HAP Grieshaber he is a representative of the „New Figuration“ in Germany who focused again on the figure as the centre of the picture.
Otmar Alt has his very own, unmistakable artistic language, which consists of formal elements and the colours so typical to his work. He is curious and always searching for new objects and new works. He paints and crafts sculptures from glass, wood, steel, ceramics and plastic, he designs objects and shapes items for daily use, illustrates books, creates stage settings and much else.
» Every day is a new attempt. « Otmar Alt
To Otmar Alt, art means establishing a singal, which serves as a beacon, which means creating something that lasts, to draw the interested spectator directly into his world and to involve him in it. He wants to communicate with people and wants to send out a positive signal to the society we are living in today.