Heartbeat

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.

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.

Secret Love | 80 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2022 | price on request

The lawn of our soul is covered with colorful flowers, just waiting to be kissed by the sun. Everyone has the need to increase their own happiness and to find a soul mate with whom they can share this feeling. But the path to finding that one person is not linear. “Secret Love” reveals more than it keeps to itself. It contains an inner longing that can only be satisfied when a lightning bolt of romance electrifies one’s body. This work hides a secret that the viewer may discover for himself like a soulful treasure hunter. 

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.

Your Song | 100 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | price on request

This artwork appears to the recipient like a melody that slowly unfolds and whose sounds echo directly in one’s own heart. It is a painting that visualizes the song lines that bring tears to our eyes at the touch of a button. “Your Song” was composed for you. It is your personal poem, your romantic encounter with life, your “Yes, I do.” The artist creates with this colorful and at the same time soulful composition a world in which you as a viewer may experience the crescendo, for which you are eagerly waiting, at any time. It is a painting that shows the beautiful butterfly that rests in our heart and whose counterpart we can find in our very own soul mate.

Aura | 150 x 200 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | price on request

The colorful fanfares resound melodiously within this dynamic interplay, which can be understood as a single homage to life per se. “Aura” is received by the viewer as an artwork sprinkled with love and interspersed with myriads of unique experiences. Quietly, the music of life begins to resonate within. If you listen only to the tones that play a role within the overall composition for your own path and happiness, the crescendo – the grand finale – will not begin only at the end of the piece. It will accompany you from the very beginning with absolute certainty and immeasurable joy. After all, the question we must ask ourselves as viewers is: “Do I want my aura to warm the hearts of my fellow human beings like the radiance of the sun? May the melody of my life still reverberate in the ears of those who have come into contact with my person a hundred or a thousand years from now?”

Angel | 100 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | price on request

With an angelic voice, this painting whispers to the recipient a secret message that only the recipient himself is able to understand. Centered, visible to everyone and yet for some eternally hidden, the angel we all carry under our hearts floats towards the light. In this enchanting work, the artist has captured his own encounters with these mystical symbols of love. The viewer allows himself to be kissed and well protected in an emotional embrace that never seems to end. “Angel” is the colorful manifestation of our heart’s deepest desires. It is love for another human being. It is faith in ourselves.

Guardian | 100 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | sold

In this, our life, two lonely souls embark on a common search for touch and love. The omnipresent guardian, who always holds his protective hand over you, whom you do not see, only feel, breathes colorful life into you in night-black moments. Two souls who place themselves in the care of a caring guardian angel fear nothing – especially loneliness. This artwork captivates with its high-contrast color scheme and lively dynamics. Inherent in this energetic composition is a belief that we have nothing to fear in life, as we are always and continually surrounded by love and guided by it.

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.  

Mother Lion | 80 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | price on request

Strength and pride, affection and motherly love, wildness and uninhibition, tenderness and caring make up this play of colors of emotions. The strong contrasts enter into a unique symbiosis with the gentle structural nuances that Schwien has carefully worked into this composition. In the center of the painting is enthroned sublimely the queen, who is endowed with an incomparable grace and full of love rules her kingdom. “Mother Lion” is dedicated to all the women who live their lives in just this way and enchant those around them with their wonderful nature. 

Flawless | 60 x 50 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2020 | sold

The noble knight’s white vest is absolutely spotless and flawless. Not a scratch adorns his bright, metal-plate, iron armor. This fairy tale is passed on from generation to generation. A person makes mistakes and must or may also admit to them. Flawless” shows the viewer his own mistakes. It acts as an unadorned mirror that allows the recipient to look behind the facade. This work of art shines in a colorful hue, which – just like the knight’s immaculate white vest – is interspersed with fine color dysbalances at second glance.

Symphonic Storm | 100 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | sold

Do you feel the vibration of the music whose sonorous path ends in your heart? The reverberation of the crescendo, which, like delicious tannins caressing your palate, may trigger an impulse of well-being in you, sometimes makes you listen with relish. It can be understood as an indescribable happiness that makes a pleasant shiver run down the spine of every emotional person, when you are allowed to listen, lost in the world, to the soulful playing of the pianist, who touches the heart of the recipient with his symphonic storm. This work of art combines in an incomparable manner the artistic soul with the musical creative power, which together can trigger a sensory, stimulus overflowing endorphin release in your body.

Crescendo | 50 x 40 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2020 | sold

The music gets louder. The dynamics increase. The pulse rises. The heart beats faster. Do you feel the blood pulsing in your veins? Do you feel the ecstasy? The adrenaline? “Crescendo” transports the passion behind every single note. It tells a musical story. It plays your favorite song – over and over again.

Heart to Heart | 80 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2022 | price on request

Two hearts beating in unison, their melodious sounds echoing in each other, drifting together over the eons across a vibrant lake full of violet-yellow speckled water lilies, bathing in warmth in the colorful, emotionally charged sunlight. Two hearts whose auras magically attract each other like the flaming north and south poles of a powerful magnet. Schwien creates on the canvas a romantic late summer landscape veiled by a soft mist, through which one wanders early in the morning like a lovestruck good-for-nothing in search of enlightenment. Silently, upon closer inspection, the recipient’s pupil curtain slides open, letting in a sense of recognition that only a true lover can feel.

La Vie En Rose | 80 x 130 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | price on request

The life of a true artist is characterized by deep black moments of sorrow and pain as well as angelic light moments of happiness, love and joy. Both extremes are essential to a holotic creative process that moves the recipient to tears. With “La Vie En Rose,” Schwien has created a work that not only depicts the highs and lows of a fulfilled life, but also allows the viewer to relive the significant and defining moments of his or her own being. Many tears of sadness, but also of all-encompassing joy, tangential to the innermost layer of the emotional
world, have flowed into this work of art. Édith Piaf and Steffen Schwien let you see life through rose-colored glasses – without distorting reality.

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