Golden Water | 50 x 40 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | sold
Shimmering gold waves ripple in the evening sunlight. The colorful light spectacle reflects the artist’s fundamental positivity and optimistic philosophy of life. The colorful twilight phenomenon accompanied by the animal sound orchestra, where the evening glow transforms the shallow water of the still lake into an impressive natural spectacle, is captured in this composition. “Golden Water” reflects the artist’s emotions that he perceived in himself while contemplating this golden phenomenon. The shimmering pale gold that gently coats the canvas is perfectly showcased in different light conditions. “Golden Water” can be seen as a harmonious, emotional interplay of individual color accents.
Peak | 70 x 70 cm (2x) | acrylic on canvas | 2018 | price on request
“Peak” depicts the pursuit of growth within this extraordinary diptych. The two paintings, which seem almost dualistic, complement each other in color composition, style and dynamics, thus underlining the moving process that the individual must go through on the way to true greatness.
People who have achieved indescribable things and inspired us with their actions were not born on the summit. They have suffered setbacks, had to accept the vagaries of life and confront internal and external enemies. Above all, Mandela, who had to spend almost a third of his life in prison because of his activities against apartheid policies, inspired Schwien to paint this diptych. Truly deep valleys must be crossed on the way to the summit. Nelson Mandela’s aura still shines as brightly today as stars in the firmament. “Peak” picks up this glow and transfers it to the viewer.
Heroes Profile | 60 x 50 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2020 | sold
Schwien loves to take experimental paths to artistic development. Never standing still and taking on new challenges without fear is in his nature. This is the only way to grow as a person – as an artist. You shouldn’t feed your mind with statements like “I can’t do that!” or “It won’t work anyway.” If you take athletic heroes like Michael Phelps, Serena Williams, Arnold Schwarzenegger or Usain Bolt, you won’t find their vocabulary “I can’t”. You can achieve anything if you just believe in it and work hard on yourself. “Heroes Profile” is dedicated to the heroes among us who don’t let themselves be constricted, who believe in their dreams and do everything to achieve them. It is a painting for the out-of-the-box thinkers who inspire us with their deeds and show us that it is worth striving for the extraordinary.
Golden Light | 100 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2020 | price on request
The golden light shines brightly in the Olympic firmament: “Golden Light” conveys great emotions. It is not always easy. But if you want to make it to the top, you have to go through every valley to reach the summit at some point. This painting reflects the individual stages. It shows that behind the motto “Hard work pays off” there are no empty words. Give it your all and let the golden light shine for you too!
Gold Rush | 60 x 50 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2020 | sold
True champions are surrounded by an aura. This aura radiates to their surroundings. Champions shine and glow. It is their achievements that motivate us, that drive us, that spur us on to do our best. Exceptional athletes inspire us. They show us that nothing in life is impossible. “Gold Rush” taps into the true greatness of athletic legends. The flow of powerful energies in this painting inspires us to become aware of our strength and engage in the rush of vibrancy. This artwork is one source of inspiration. Let yourself be carried away by the motivation. Use your full potential.
“Think gold and never settle for silver.”
Golden Future | 60 x 50 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | sold
The golden future begins now! This work of art can be understood as an emotional plea. Every precious second of the day should be enjoyed to the fullest. Why compromise and throw yourself into the colorful life only half-heartedly? “Golden Future” is a tribute to the wild vitality of all those who know that one should not drive with the handbrake on. The colorful radiance of this painting inspires, touches and animates. Not only the artist at the moment of creation, but also the viewer at the moment of experience is kissed by the muse. At the time of creation, everything is infinite. Therefore, the golden future begins now.
Golden Boy | 60 x 50 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2020 | price on request
Sport often means endless passion, great strength and a lot of courage at the same time. Top athletes drive themselves to ever greater achievements. It’s not the all-important tenths of a second in the Olympic final that makes a champion a legend. It’s the 10,000 hours of hard work that must be put in beforehand. It takes absolute willpower and an irrepressible will to create the best version of oneself. Every person has this potential within them. Talent does not automatically imply success. Commitment, sweat and tears are critical. How much are you willing to invest? This painting is dedicated to the Golden Boys among you, the exceptional athletes, the top athletes: those who are willing to go the extra mile. To those who know that hard work pays off. “Golden Boy” vibrates with irrepressible energy. The painting carries the Olympic spirit. It is a work of great emotion!
Golden Girl | 60 x 50 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2020 | price on request
What do athletes like Claudia Pechstein or Maria Höfl-Riesch embody? Strength. Passion. Energy. Freedom from fear. Vitality. It takes an absolute willpower and an irrepressible will to create the best version of oneself. Every person has this potential within them. The women mentioned above have done everything possible to achieve their athletic goals. Their inner fire has driven them and helped them not to give up even in difficult times. “Golden Girl” is a tribute to the great female athletes among you who are willing to go the extra mile and who know that hard work pays off. “Golden Girl” vibrates with irrepressible energy. The painting carries the Olympic spirit. It conveys great emotion. It reflects the unbridled passion of sporting greats like Claudia Pechstein or Maria Höfl-Riesch. This painting is dedicated to the Golden Girls among you.
Greatness | 60 x 50 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2020 | price on request
A philosophy of life says: If you’re going to do something, do it right or don’t do it at all. Life is too short to live it half-heartedly. Why should you drive with the handbrake on? When Schwien does something, he does it right. He can say quite clearly where his striving for perfection comes from: For one thing, it was modeled for him on a daily basis. His parents and grandparents found their passions in life. They were not satisfied with mediocrity. In every situation in life, he has seen that it is worthwhile to give your best. On the other hand, a serious accident has left its mark on him. Since then, Schwien has been aware that you should live life to the fullest – it can be over at any time. That’s why he tries to live by this motto: Good enough isn’t good enough if it can be better, and better isn’t good enough if it can be best. Live life right. Live life to the fullest! Be great. He tried to express this attitude towards life in “Greatness”.
Panta rhei | 120 x 80 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2019 | sold
Swimming in the flow of life and being constantly in motion is a central theme that Schwien repeatedly addresses in the context of his artistic activity. Heraklit’s basic philosophical ideas meet the painter on various paths – do not let him go. The flowing transitions, gently curved gradients and the harmonious coloring have a calming effect on the viewer. The painting resembles a golden body of water, whose liveliness permanently captivates us. “Panta rhei” – everything flows. At the same time, the composition motivates us to leave the safe harbor and plunge into the rushing tides of life. Outside our comfort zone, the stories are written that will one day become legend. “Panta rhei” is the golden calm in the eye of the storm. Every change in your life takes a new exciting chapter. This painting can become your personal companion. Let it flow!
Rocketman | 100 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2020 | sold
It is better to aim high and miss than to aim low and hit! Enthusiasm, joy and commitment. The vibrant energies in Schwien’s art come from his pure enthusiasm for painting. What is your passion? Schwien wants to engage the viewer and inspire them to devote themselves to their passions with enthusiasm. “Rocketman” radiates with passion and enthusiasm. Legends like Elton John or Freddie Mercury never lost sight of their dream. They set their sights high and didn’t settle for the ordinary. They showed all the doubters and nay-sayers that it pays to stand by yourself and your dreams. A dream is just a dream – until you decide to make it happen! “Rocketman” supports you in pursuing your true passion. The painting motivates you. Day by day!
Be the astronaut of your own life and take off!
Shooting Star | 60 x 50 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2020 | sold
True champions are surrounded by an aura. This aura radiates to their surroundings. Champions shine and glow. It is their achievements that motivate us, that drive us, that spur us on to do our best. Exceptional athletes inspire us. They show us that nothing in life is impossible. “Shooting Star” taps into the true greatness of athletic legends. The flow of powerful energies in this painting inspires us to become aware of our strength and engage in the rush of vibrancy. This artwork is one source of inspiration. Let yourself be carried away by the motivation. Use your full potential.
“Think gold and never settle for silver.”
World Record | 60 x 50 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2020 | price on request
To develop one’s full potential and to call up the best performance that one’s own body, one’s own mind, is capable of can be understood as pure motivation. What drives a person to torture himself every day in order to be able to lift 500 kg or run 100 meters in 9.58 seconds? What extraordinary mindset is behind it? Records are fascinating. Records inspire us. Schwien heard the phrase “I want to be able to run as fast as Usain Bolt” more often from his team during his work as a rugby coach in Lilongwe. This man has almost given the team wings. His record will not be for eternity. Nothing is for eternity. But on that day in August 2009, this exceptional athlete gave his absolute best, leaving his mark on an entire generation of athletes. Schwien has reproduced this incredible energy, the fascination and inspiration that go hand in hand with it, in “World Record”.
Golden Flame | 120 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | price on request
Fiery. Emotional. Powerful. Passionate. This is how the flame of life burns within us. The golden shimmering primer shines in the eye of the viewer. The individual shades vary according to mood – changing, adapting. The recipient is carried away by the emotional, colorful explosion. The polychrome painting structure reflects the diversity of our own colorful emotional life. As a viewer of “Golden Flame”, you are taken on an affective journey, the destination of which is defined by you alone. This painting takes you back to your roots. It supports you to let yourself be guided by the flame of life.
Ancient Summer | 100 x 120 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | price on request
The golden times of summers long past echo in the heart of this painting. “Ancient Summer” lets you come to rest. For a few seconds or even several hours, you are immersed in an artistic world that captivates and amazes you emotionally. Flashes of thought light up in bright, powerful colors. The artwork lets pieces of memory float to the surface from the deepest levels of your consciousness. Your grandfather is suddenly standing on the sidelines of the soccer field cheering you on. A forgotten summer evening with your loved ones suddenly becomes real again. Your first kiss sends shivers of joy through your body. “Ancient Summer” takes you by the hand and leads you back to these special moments.