BIOGRAPHY & RELEVANT EDUCATION
Christian Autzen, born in 1970 in Heidelberg, Germany, is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Hamburg, Germany.
Christian Autzen experienced many artistic influences both at home and through art classes, museums, and exhibitions. In 1996 he graduated with a diploma in graphic design from the Kunstschule Alsterdamm - School of Visual Arts, Hamburg, Germany, among others in the class of Lothar Walter. He then embarked on a long career in the creative industries, including
publishing houses and agencies.
Then, at the end of 2021, Christian Autzen abruptly stopped working in the office.
Since then, Christian Autzen has devoted himself exclusively to painting - especially large-format portrait works. His work is characterized by figurative and expressive visual language and a strong conceptual basis. Christian Autzen is best known for his acrylic paintings and portraits, in which he deals primarily with themes of contemporary pop culture.
Recurring concepts in his work are close-up portraits and a continuous search for the iconic, eye-catching moment in his paintings.
Christian Autzen has been on the art market since 2023 and has had solo and group exhibitions in New York, Paris, and Berlin.
"My artwork deals with the icons of our culture and I want to reflect the memory of all these great personalities - in a private and up-close moment, away from the look of the styled glamour world.
On the art market since 2023
2023: May 26 - June 9, Opening, Galerie Makowski, Paris, France
2023: May 12-26, Solo Exhibition “Portraits“, Galerie Makowski, Paris, France
2023: February 23 - March 4, Group Exhibition “Andy Warhol in Me “, Haze Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2023, July 7: Group Exhibition, Galerie Makowski, Paris, France
2023, July 13-16: Hamptons Fine Art Fair, Southampton, USA
2023, Summer: Group Exhibition, Galerie Makowski, New York, USA
2023, Autumn: Solo Exhibition “Immortal Women“, Galerie Makowski, New York, USA
Galerie Makowski, 47 Rue Chapon, 75003 Paris
Galerie Makowski, 515 Madison Ave, 8th Floor, 10022, New York
Haze Gallery, Bülowstraße 11, 10783 Berlin
2023: Christian Autzen, “#1“ (artwork catalogue), self-published