About The Artist

“Markus Hermannsdorfer is an interdisciplinary contemporary artist who skillfully combines photography with painting and experimental projects. His works open up a new view of reality for the viewer and often question it.”

Sara Alavi Kia, Valuations Manager, Sotheby’s Cologne


While artists like Gerhard Richter paint over photos to hide elements or immerse them in blur, Markus Hermannsdorfer uses this technique to highlight objects or add a new component.

Hermannsdorfer, who works as a commercial photographer for hotels and tour operators, often uses typical vacation shots as backgrounds. When painting over them, Markus Hermannsdorfer prefers strong red and yellow. The bright colors give his paintings character and a special depth.