Christian Autzen is a German painter with a studio in Hamburg.
Born in Heidelberg, southern Germany, and raised in Hamburg, northern Germany, Christian Autzen experienced many artistic influences from his parents' home such as art classes, museums and exhibitions. “I was torn between studying biology or art. In the end I decided on a commercial art and worked for a long time in the field of art direction and editorial design.“
After a long career in the creative industry, he resumed painting in recent years as a full-time painter and has since devoted himself primarily to large-scale portrait works. In the process, he deals with the themes of pop culture as an independent artist since 2022.
1992-1996 Kunstschule Alsterdamm - School of Visual Arts, Hamburg, Germany, among others in the painting class of Lothar Walter, graduation with Diploma Graphic Design.
“The icons of our culture are what I want to memorialize in a private and close-up moment - inspired by Andy Warhol's uncounted series of portraits.“