Dirk Gross

Dirk is a prolific painter and true artist. Watching him work in the studio makes it clear he is a veteran of the creative process. He is always experimenting with new processes, keeping his work fresh and the results show. His abstract paintings are beautiful, thoughtful and keep the viewer guessing how he made it. Dirk’s art studio is a labyrinth of art supplies, experimental work, trials and errors, unusual tools, printing presses and even priceless antique apparatuses that seem to go on and on. Dirk’s appreciation for the creative process is showcased in his studio, a true makers space - but the most remarkable part is the gorgeous works of art that grow out of it.


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Dirk Groß

born: 1966 in Dessau


1988 - 1990 Classic, Academy-style Education – Louvre, Paris, FR

1990 – 1998 Classic, Academy-style Education – Germany (various institutions)

Classic, Academy-style learning is the way artists have learned for hundreds of years until the introduction of modern art universities. The practice is student driven under the guidance of experienced mentors. Students learn by studying, rendering and eventually copying the work of master artists.


1996 Gallery Niedermove Lünen / NRW

1997 city gallery Sebnitz / Saxony

1998 Gallery Ostendorff Münster

1999 Kunstförderkreis Atelier "Pit Weber" Oelde

2000 Gallery Reinhard Paderborn

2001 Gallery Dark Hamm

2002 Gallery Seno Mallorca / Spain

2003 Castle Westerholt Freckenhorst

2006 Gallery Cocon La Beaume / France

2007 Gallery La Vie Schwerte

2008 Castle Westerholt Herne / NRW

2010 Impulse Osnabrück

2011 Gallery Berghorn, Fataga, Gran Canaria

2012 Gallery Rudi Fred Linke Münster / Wolbeck

2013 Thurn und Taxis Palais Frankfurt, Stadtmuseum Warendorf

2014 Kulturkirche Hamburg / Altona, Schloss Meersburg / Bodensee

2015 ART Fair Cologne

2016 Hachachpalais Vienna, AAF London-Hampstead

2017 Bienale Luxembourg, AAF London-Battersea

2018 Kunsthalle, Museum Liesborn Abbey, South Sauerland Museum, AAF London-Battersea


2009 admission to the international art house Artes Hannover, Gallery Oetter Mangen / Sweden

2019 Winner of the Velazcez Award, Bienale At MEAM Barcelona

2020 Winner of the Frida Kahlo Award, Milano, AAF London Battersea

"Reddish light"

Earlier, when still black riders, conflagrations and dark waving flags have been in my soul realms to find, shone here and there a red.

In the dream-direction-book maybe a little bit bloodier than meant, it was the messengers of the feelings, which murmured there from the heart above.

But in spite of all this darkness there were again and again light places, as if even the blackest war banner of the freedom could not cover sun.

September 13, 2022


When I was a kid, I saw pictures everywhere.

In curtains, wallpaper and tiles.

In moss-covered stone groves, under huge fir trees, I wanted to live. But even for that I was not small enough.

Waving curtains made the world outside seem self-made. I learned to see through flags at that time.

Today, some banners are no longer what they once were, what they stood for.

But even through them I can still see and the world behind them "IS" self-made.

And even behind it, I can see what a great intendant is standing behind the fallen Theater curtain, applauding us.

September 11, 2022


The night is not night

And Darkness is not Darkness

Death is not death

And pain is not pain

From the perspective of the other

From the perspective of being opposite

From the awareness of the Now

From the love of the heart the All is

And everything has no opposite

No alternative

Only dedication and silence

A unique, eternal sound is the swinging of the "All-that-is".