Wieland Förster

The oeuvre of the sculptor, painter, draughtsman and writer Wieland Förster is a constant remembrance of the suffering of the 20th century. The bombing of Dresden and his three-year imprisonment in Bautzen forced him to confront the realities of many mostly innocent victims. Observing these effects of political arbitrariness prompted him to make reminding and commemoration the subject of his artistic work. To this day, Förster is still an unbending and resilient artist in the best sense of those words, whose main motif is the broken human body. Throughout his life he also intensively studied the works of his artist colleagues and contemporaries such as Bernhard Heiliger, Hans Wimmer, Walter Arnold, Fritz Cremer, Marino Marini and Franz Fühmann.