Mountain Air | 80 x 80 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2020 | price on request
The power. The pure nature. The snow-covered peaks. The feeling of freedom. Ever since Schwien first breathed in the cold, clear mountain air of the Austrian Alps, he has been no stranger to the rush of aliveness. “Mountain Air” is a work for all those free spirits and adventurers. The painting describes the way for the seekers. It is a tribute to freedom. It deliberately plays with the dualistic elements. Ups and downs, peaks and valleys. The speed of the winter sportsmen and the absolute silence of the mountain. The adrenaline that is released after a downhill run and the coziness that radiates from the pleasantly rustic flair of the huts. Harmony and passion in perfect balance. Schwien has cultivated all the associated emotions deep in his heart and has now processed them in this painting.
Waterfall | 160 x 120 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2018 | price on request
A thundering waterfall of emotions. A roaring, bubbling, effervescent and flowing. Let yourself drift and plunge into the floods of life, which never stand still, are always changing and captivate you with their dynamism and vitality. Imagine you are standing on the edge of the cliff. Masses of water pour into the seething abyss. There is no turning back. Do not fight against it. Be determined and courageously take the next step. Become the hero of your own story. “Waterfall” is an imposing work that plays with the fearlessness of the protagonist. The world belongs to the brave. The dark sides of life, which sometimes frighten us, must be accepted and embraced. Only in this way will you get the opportunity to experience something extraordinary and spectacular. “Waterfall” – a rushing ecstasy.
Ave Maria | 60 x 50 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2020 | price on request
“Ave Maria” is an emotional composition of life, the movement pattern of which is based on our own ups and downs. The harmonic vibrations of the painting enter into a perfect symbiosis with the profound melody of the song, which we compose ourselves. “Ave Maria” is made up of pure feelings, deep love and the tears of memory. The work shimmers with the nuances of numerous stories that we associate with our loved ones. It contains joy and sorrow at the same time. “Ave Maria” radiates calm in turbulent times. It is a pleasure to lose oneself in this melodic firework of emotions, to pause and concentrate on what is essential in life.
Destiny | 140 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2019 | price on request
As if guided by an invisible hand, we let ourselves drift through the storms of fate of our time. The feeling of letting go – of infinite freedom – is one of complete pleasure. Weightlessly, the protagonist floats on a cloud of emotions. Every single event that determines one’s path in life becomes a memory. It is not judged. It is not good and not bad. It is a fleeting moment to be enjoyed completely. “Destiny” reminds you that you can’t change the wind, but you can set the sails differently. It is a work that encourages the viewer to be aware of every emotion, every encounter with people and every significant experience. “May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face, and may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.” Schwien has cultivated this sense of freedom in his heart and transferred it to this multifaceted work.