Crescendo | 50 x 40 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2020 | price on request
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.
Balance | 120 x 80 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2019 | sold
Harmony. Pleasure. Being in harmony with oneself. Balanced. Nature is simply invigorating. With every autumnal walk, Schwien lets these feelings sink in. In nature, you arrive in the here and now. One perceives. You observe. You focus on the essentials of life. You become grounded. “Balance” is an expression of this unison. A harmonious masterpiece characterized by gentle vibrations, subtle transitions, dynamic color gradients and a natural color scheme. The work helps to find the inner balance.
Eternity | 50 x 40 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2020 | price on request
A motto of life, according to whose principles Schwien acts within his artistic work, refers to the conscious perception of the present. Every moment in your life, every blink of an eye is of infinite value. According to Goethe, every moment is the representative of an entire eternity. “Eternity” shows you that you find immortality in small things. The minutes you spend in front of the painting suddenly feel like hours. You forget the time around you. You dive into a world in which everything seems possible. The fluorescent colors and the contrasting structures have a hypnotic effect on the viewer. You can sense the artist’s fluid movements and curved brushstrokes. Schwien’s artistic expression breathes life into the painting. Eternity lies in the moment of creation. It will forever be inherent in this composition.
Réunion avec van Gogh | 60 x 50 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2020 | price on request
One artist whose story has always fascinated Schwien and whose paintings constantly captivate him is Vincent van Gogh. Schwien can spend hours in front of van Gogh’s paintings and be inspired by them. Van Gogh’s work “Starry Night,” painted in 1889 in beautiful Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, is one of his favorites. In his painting “Réunion avec van Gogh” he has processed all the feelings that he associates with van Gogh’s art. It transmits the emotionality of van Gogh, the passion with which he created works such as “Starry Night”. It is a tribute to a great artist, to a man who fought all his life for the recognition of the art world. “Réunion avec van Gogh” picks up on that strength and willpower. It is a painting that stands out, that lives through its experimentation and non-conformity.
“Réunion avec van Gogh”: an emotional meeting with an artist whose art lives on in all of us.
The Four Seasons | 30 x 60 cm (4x) | acrylic on canvas | 2020 | price on request
“The Four Seasons” is adapted from Antonio Vivaldi’s masterpiece. Schwien plays with the elements, transferring soulful winds, emotional storms and unruly thunderstorms to the four canvases, which together form a melodic whole. The power and beauty of nature, the pristine nature of being, and the gentle seasonal changes that depict the organic circle of life are made visible within this collage. Schwien has embraced the blooming colors of spring, the sun-drenched scents of summer, the vibrant hues of fall, and the colorful advent of frosty winter. “The Four Seasons” can thereby be understood as an artistic expression of this natural harmony of the seasons portrayed. It is a harmonious composition characterized by gentle oscillations, flowing transitions, dynamic color gradients and an expressive color scheme.
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.
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.
Starry Storm | 30 x 40 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | price on request
Tomorrow we will no longer be there. Tomorrow we will wake up, yawn, rub the fairy dust from our eyes, look in the mirror and see a new person. At night, the starry storm sweeps away all the thoughts that occupy us during the day. It is this storm that frees us, that cleanses us, that changes us and reshapes us. Our mind cannot grasp this process, but our heart surely can. Schwien has captured this emotional rebellion of the soul in a colorful maelstrom full of depth, dynamism and desire. “Starry Storm” may be understood as a composition whose nocturnal melodies sound into the day.