Bernd Zimmer Bernd Zimmer - Biography
Bernd Zimmer counts among the protagonists of neo-expressive art in Germany, whose representatives are also known as the "Neue Wilde" [New Wild Ones]. Bernd Zimmer began to study humanities after he had completed a publisher's apprenticeship. A journey to Mexico, during which he encountered Mexican Muralismo, sparked the wish to become an artist. It is quite amazing that the tremendous artistic potential of Bernd Zimmer is based on a mere auto-didactic approach. Bernd Zimmer, who was in a particularly fruitful contact with Rainer Fetting, Helmut Middendorf and Salomé, all "Neue Wilde" like him, created emotional works in large formats, which are characterized by a gestural style and an expressive palette. Despite their basic abstract tendency they allow figurative associations. Works by Bernd Zimmer, who, among others, received a scholarship from the Villa Massimo in Rome in 1982, are in possession of renowned collections such as the Kunsthalle Bremen. Additionally, they have been in the focus of numerous single- and group exhibitions.