Tobias Ziegler (43), a native of Gelnhausen and aresident of Koblenz (Germany). Tobias had no dreams of becoming an artist as he considered himself not an artistic talent. However, he channelled his creativity by learning to play guitar in his teens. As he was learning and playing guitar dreams of becoming a musician(not painter) and be a part of a music band persistently came to his mind. However, the very dream remained as his hobby that he could only enjoy with his friends or family.

 

But at the age of 23 Tobias suddenly took-up painting without any purpose. He felt it was just natural to paint as he already plays guitar. Same time he developed an interest not to just listen to music or look at paintings, rather become a creator himself. And painting came in handy as it was easy to create unlike music. At that time internet wasn't what it is today, so he tried to read and understand every art book he came across. So, he tried studying Picasso, Matisse, Van Gogh, the German expressionistic movement, and so on. He started to study their paintings and style by recreating them. It was his way of teaching himself art and art history.

As the time passed by Tobias started painting more and more. In the beginning he was pretty clueless which way to go? What direction to take? However, consistent practice and discipline helped him, eventually, to developed his own style of painting

where he has arrived today.

 

However at the age of 30 life gradually started moving downside.He started facing frequent depression and the worst is he developed health threatening serious addiction. As a result, he lost focus on life as well as on art, and lived few dark years of his life.

 

However, in 2019 he managed to overcome his addiction after going through few repeated cycles of therapies and relapses. When he came back home from rehabilitation, his best friend reminded him of bringing alive the artist inside him. And to do so she advised him to take up the brushes again. First, he resisted. But when she strongly insisted on her vision for him, he gave up his resistance and

started painting again.

From that day on, Tobias worked consistently and passionately, more than ever before.  He had to go through lot in life and those experiences were deep within eventually started finding their way and wings into his own creative world. Quickly he discovered hard edge painting is for him and it was clear that this was the way he would go which he does even today. 

 

Tobias, normally, paints with no preconceived notions or ideas in mind. Instead, he follows spontaneity and intuitiveness. Instead of thinking and deliberating with himself he simply follows his feelings and expresses his abstract moments of being here and now. What fascinates Tobias is Physics. He is attracted to the power of gravity which also inspires him. “Most of the time we don't think about it, but it keeps everything together and keeps the universe going the way it does. All our paintings are based on our experience with 1 g gravity,” he explains about his source of inspiration to create. At the same time, he finds it even spiritual and philosophical to express through paintings.

Historically artists, philosophers and religious masters etc used geometric patterns to express their inner visions. Tobias found his ways through geometric shapes and forms that are part of physics. He consistently expressed himself with simple shapes and created wonderfully composed paintings with simple composition that one can meditate with and explore the mystery or mysticism.

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