Heartbeat | 200 x 150 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | price on request
The rhythm of our life is shaped by the frequency of our heart. Our being can be defined as one uphill and downhill. Our heartbeat expresses this perpetual balance of the contrary state of mind, which is determined on one side of the balanced scale by euphoric moments of happiness and on the other side by melancholic bad weather days. A person who has neither felt the red-hot waves of love nor shed the deep tears of sorrow, unfortunately, was not allowed to dive into the diverse emotional bath of life. “Heartbeat” can be understood as a single emotional masterpiece that will touch the recipient’s heart now and forever.
Joy | 100 x 80 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | price on request
“Joy”, whose colorful coloring brings a smile to the viewer’s face and takes away all worries, is one of Schwien’s most dynamic works. The composition plays your favorite song in continuous loop. It is the warm summer night when everything seems possible. It is the delicious dish that makes your taste buds explode. Underlying this work is the magic of the beginning. “Joy” transports all the positive feelings that are worth living for. Schwien lets you explore a boundless world with this painting – a fantasy that becomes a reality. “Joy” is pure happiness.
Pursuit of Happiness | 100 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | sold
“Pursuit of Happiness”. A title inspired by an attitude towards life, a powerful song and an emotionalizing movie starring Will Smith. Ferstl said “When we have joy in life, the moments of happiness come naturally.” Schwien believes that happiness is earned. Inner limitations are dissolved through self-reflection, purposeful mental exercises and expansion of consciousness. The external – creating – work can also bring incredible satisfaction. Endorphins and dopamine are released. Artistic creation combines these two components. “Pursuit of Happiness” is a bipolar, energetic, and contrasting painting. The duality of darkness and light is addressed in this composition. Strengthened, full of life and positive feelings of happiness, we emerge from difficult life situations – just as Chris Gardner and Will Smith have shown us.
Red Dragon | 120 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | price on request
“Red Dragon” is a fiery force of nature that will captivate you. The subtle textures and nuanced transitions stand in stark contrast to the explosion of color and emotion on the canvas. This artwork reflects the passionate sea of fire that burns within us all. It reflects the courageous vitality that drives you every day, that gives you strength and support, and that never lets you give up. You will also find the red dragon, which consists of pure energy and joy of life, in your heart. As a recipient, you will feel the warmth that emanates from this emotional masterpiece.
Gratitude | 100 x 140 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2018 | sold
There are moments in life for which you can truly be thankful. You hold your son or daughter in your arms for the first time. You look into the eyes of the love of your life and forget to breathe for a few seconds. It is in these situations that you encounter your personal happiness. And happiness goes hand in hand with gratitude. Special milestones should be celebrated just as much as the small, everyday moments. Life is made up of millions upon millions of fragments, each of which contains a repeatable miracle. “Gratitude” can be understood as a potpourri of these emotional fragments. It conveys the artist’s pure gratitude. This work of art celebrates the magic of the moment. Cultivating gratitude in one’s heart means finding fulfillment in one’s life. “Gratitude” – a new level of fulfillment.
Just Mercy | 100 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | price on request
Grace and mercy – two essential components of humanity, which are often lost. Schwien thematizes in this composition with emotional devotion and in incomparable manner the exhausting struggle for justice and love. Inspired by the film of the same name by Destin Daniel Cretton, which brought tears to the artist’s eyes every second, the composer here depicts the global disharmonies and contrasts in a contrasting manner. “Just Mercy” can be understood as a colorful appeal. It is an expressive call to let the scars of the past finally heal and to turn to his fellow human beings with new energy as well as full of positivity, joy of life and brightness in one’ s heart.
Relentless | 100 x 140 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2020 | sold
“Relentless” has an inherent magic that feeds the painting, brings it to life and transfers to the viewer. You can hear your own heartbeat as you go deep into the artistic roots of the composition. A throbbing: Decide. A murmur: Commit! A pounding: Act! A hiss: Succeed! Silence. Repeat. The artwork – which features a high-contrast color scheme and dynamic transitions – reflects the artist’s intrinsic motivation. What motivates you? What drives you? “Relentless” can be your daily motivator. The painting reminds you that there are only two things you can do wrong. Quit. And not start in the first place. Let the emotions the work triggers in you inspire you and use your dreams as your drive.
Heritage | 140 x 120 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2019 | not for sale
“Heritage” combines all the beauty of Holstein Switzerland – a picturesque stretch of land in the midst of northern Germany’s natural splendor. Ostholstein is that feeling by the sea. The water. The murmur. The swirling and the bubbling, ruffled by the wind, the mind so empty. Ostholstein, this feeling in the mountains. The valleys and grounds. The rippling of the paths, the fields and meadows, nature so close. Ostholstein, this feeling in the forests. The crackling and cracking, the flowering, the life. On the ground a crawling, the spiders weaving, hidden the lake, dazzled by the dew. Ostholstein, that feeling in the fields, the rustling, the dancing, the thriving and growing, a man in the field, connected to himself. “Heritage” is Schwien’s tribute to a man full of energy, cosmopolitanism, strength and love towards his wife, son and grandchildren. This work brings together all the good and beautiful things that Schwien associates with his grandfather, who spent his entire life in Ostholstein.
Courage | 120 x 160 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2018 | sold
Live life colorfully. Be different. Be unique. Release all the emotions you feel. Live life the way you want it. Have the courage to be yourself! “Courage” conveys these messages. It radiates an incredible dynamism. The painting glows with all the colors that flow harmoniously into each other, creating contrasts that dissolve at the same moment. The artist invites the viewer to merge with the composition. In doing so, one can feel the incredible energy pulsing through the artistic veins of the painting. Mandela’s credo “Our greatest glory is not to never fall, but to rise again every time” lives on in “Courage”. The painting motivates you to keep going, never give up and rise above yourself.
Happiness | 100 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | price on request
The artist’s positive philosophy of life and his optimistic basic attitude are reflected in this work of art. “Happiness” can be understood as a colorful dance of positive emotions. The good mood that this painting exudes has an immediate effect on the viewer. “Happiness” is a composition full of positivity and enthusiasm. Schwien’s zest for life is reflected in the fluorescent and radiant colors of this upbeat work.
Burgeon | 100 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | price on request
“To burgeon” means to shoot forth, to flourish, to blossom. One should always try to overcome any physical and mental plateau and grow as a person.This artwork reminds the viewer that one can dynamize the emotional evolution of the body and mind on a daily basis. Thousands and thousands of artistic cells that bring the accentuated surface of “Burgeon” to life undergo division every second, forcing the emotional growth of the painting. This artwork will amaze the recipient every time anew.
Faith | 100 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | price on request
To surrender completely and to put his trust in a person or not to lose his faith in the unknown is not easy for everyone. Rich in contrast and multi-layered, surrounded by an all-embracing harmony, this artwork invites you to let go and enjoy the emotional free fall. With each new composition, Schwien dares to take a step into the unknown. Each step requires faith and trust. The artistic veins of “Faith” pulsate with life. The energy released in the process is transferred to the viewer and leads him to place himself, full of hope, in the faithful hands of fate, whose loving ways gently open up before him.