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Dr. Hubert Begasse :
„..A world of sensual enjoyment appears to us in his work.
a high degree of colour intensity and a vivacious Imagination
mark his oeuvres.
Carried by a positive basic tendency his work spread the charm of creativity…“
„Something better never happened to coffee granules“
Dr. Elisabeth Geschwind:
„The artists works sparkle with color buzzing creativity.
His creations always move on
a stage-like level.
He shakes the kaleidoscope of
his creative imagination and
his motive- codes assemble
to more new artful sequences.“
In 2000 he published his first Poetry-Collection under the titel „Kunstgedichte“
2012 second volume „Kunstgedichte II“.
2005 - 2015 Merlin Flu lived and worked in the „National Park Eifel“.
Hartmut Schirrmacher aka Merlin Flu
was born 1948 in Baden-Württemberg, South-Germany.
Growing up in orphanages he startet drawing and writing poetry at an early age already.
1973 he absolved the artistic giftes testing and received the approval for study
at the branch of the Düsseldorf Academy of Art in Münster.
One year later he broke off:
„There was something inside of me wich resisted the
mere and more often than not monotonous reproduction of technical skills“.
Without sketches, topic or concept, he draws and composes from within.
Dr. Michael Thalken:
“The '68 revolt, he experienced at the age of 20.
The spirit of the subsequent years will be decisive for his artistic
For internal and external freedom
of the individual's he stands up, down to present day.
He is perhaps one of the last artist from this time, who submits entirely to his
intuition and spirituality.”
In the Seventies lhe lived and worked in Freiburg,
Heidelberg und Cologne.
1980 he settled down in Duesseldorf for the next 25 years,
presenting his works of art at numerous individual and
group exhibitions on national and international ground.
In 1988 the artist created a series of drawings and paintings with coffee granules
dissolved in water.
In the early Nineties’ he further developed this technique
into „coffee burning“.
In 1990, he was diagnosed with
In the following years due to the ongoing, physical disability is also dwindling
eye-sight and sensitivity of his hands.
Since 1996, he expresses his style in
large-sized acrylic graphics and bold colours.
His profile of work was expanded by steel objects, sculptures and mystical lyricism.
Most of the actual paintings and sculptures includes crystals as a new stylistic
element - drawing the viewers attention on to certain details of the artwork.