Explosive | 140 x 120 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2019 | sold
The pulse rises. The heart beats faster. Do you feel the blood pulsing in your veins? Do you feel the ecstasy? The adrenaline? “Explosive” celebrates the uniqueness of the moment. It’s an extraordinary masterpiece that makes your heart skip a beat, only for it to continue pounding at twice the speed in the next moment. All or nothing! “Explosive” invites you to jump into the rapids of life and explore the ocean depths of your emotions. Let yourself be swept away by the dynamic structures and overwhelmed by the expressiveness and richly expressive color power of this work of art. Dive into a world in which everything is possible. Be the conductor of your own life and fulfill your most ardent heart’s desire. “Explosive” – Live life to its fullest!
Destiny | 140 x 120 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | not for sale
“You are my destiny. You are my destiny in which I place all my trust. You are the fire that warms me with its never-ending love. You are the water that quenches my thirst for togetherness. You are the earth that sustains me with its infinite constancy. And you are the air that makes me take off emotionally and with which I reach for the stars dancing.” The great fortune of finding one’s soulmate and sharing the same deep, honest feelings with that very soulmate – as Schwien put into words in his marriage proposal – is the most beautiful gift of fate. It is a gift that should be granted to everyone once in a lifetime.
Movement | 80 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2020 | sold
Pure dynamics and the urge to move characterize “Movement”. There is not a single central point that the viewer could fix. A geometric construction with parallel courses and vanishing points is sought in vain. This artwork lives and can be experienced at the same time. Schwien has let his whole urge to move flow into this painting. The boundless dynamism of the powerful sea can be cited as a source of inspiration. With an infinite constancy, the ocean waves roll towards the numerous coasts of our continents – without losing any of their energy and vitality. “Movement” picks up on this natural rhythm of the tides and plays with the different stages of motion. A work of art that is constantly in change.
Dynamite | 100 x 80 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2019 | sold
This feeling of an emotional explosion after a certain trigger that catapults you out of the eye of your own hurricane is familiar to everyone. The calm center, which consists of millions of zen moments that in their totality form a clear and calm but determined consciousness, can be massively influenced from the outside. “Dynamite” reflects one’s own expressive outburst that momentarily brings inner harmony into dysbalance. It is a powerful, passionate and lively work of art composed of thousands of multi-faceted emotions.
La Femme En Rouge | 130 x 80 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2021 | price on request
The woman in the red dress combines beauty, elegance, intelligence, strength of character, femininity and masculinity. She dances lightheartedly and freely of the night to the intoxicating sounds of French chansons under an emerald starry sky full of moments of golden light. Her shimmering silhouette triggers pure euphoria and infatuation in the viewer and makes his heart beat noticeably faster. “La Femme En Rouge” not only transports great feelings – it is a painting that may be understood as Schwien’s emotional masterpiece. The woman in red will never fall silent. She will continue to dance forever.
The Wolf | 120 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2019 | sold
A secret lies dormant in this painting – a powerful, passionate abstraction whose complexity reveals itself to the viewer only upon closer inspection. The wolf can be described as an animal that has fascinated man since the dawn of time. Howls of wolves are imitated by children joyfully. Wolf packs move with an elf-like grace through Canadian or Siberian primeval forests. Numerous fairy tales and myths entwine around this graceful animal, which can become a dangerous predator within seconds. “The Wolf” is Schwien’s energetic, contrasting and complex homage to Isegrimm – one of the greatest animal hunters of our wonderful and diverse planet.
Black Opal | 80 x 100 cm | acrylic on canvas | 2022 | price on request
This painting carries a secret within itself. A secret that is composed like a spider’s web of an infinite complexity and fine nuance. A secret that reveals itself to the attentive viewer only at second glance. It is the quintessence of every relationship. It is life in the present. It is a morning without regrets. Black opals carry entire universes within them. Each universe tells its own story. For Steffen Schwien, his story ends and begins with this one painting. If you look more closely, you realize that nothing abstract can be discerned in the color worlds of this composition. Every emotion feels real. Every structure is alive. “Black Opal” is symbolic of the last deep breath that fills the tense lungs before launching into a new adventure full of uncertainty and magnificent moments.