HUEBER wolgang

1950 . schweinfurt . germany

Wolfgang Hueber has been interested in painting since his childhood, under the watchful eye of his father. He had great difficulty in being part of a group to the point that he went to school only one year. At the age of fifteen years his condition worsened forcing his family to place him in the psychiatric hospital Allgäu. Artistic creation becomes his sole activity and he works in the hospital’s art studio, accompanied by the artist Johannes Lindner and Ingolf Kirsch. In his drawings, he represents his experiences, desires, hopes and everyday events, combining images and writing. While at first he often drew himself naked in masturbatory postures, his artistic spectrum expanded little by little and now he is  inspired by fairy tales. His favorite theme is metamorphosis. Wolfgang Hueber is also interested in recovered everyday objects and sanitary pieces which he transforms into weapons by means of a hammer. In recent years, he has produced a few hundred of such peaces, but once completed, he throws them regularly in the waters of the Danube. He has always been fascinated by water and fire.
He has now acquired a certain autonomy and can buy the materials he wants thanks to the financial retribution from the sale of his works.