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Waldemar Strempler studied directing in the city of Leipzig, Germany, and graphic design in the German capital Berlin. In accordance with artists like Antoni Tàpies, Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, and Gerhard Richter, Strempler’s concept of art is based upon absolute independency and diversity. His artistic production covers collage, drawing, painting, object art, photography, and digital photomontage.
Having a keen sense of composition, color, and proportion from the very beginning, Waldemar Strempler starts at an early stage to incorporate poems and other writings in his oeuvre. Portraits and nudes, executed in a rather abstract style, predominate his subjects while landscapes appear at younger ages only. In addition, Strempler creates non-representationally.
The artist grasps the unforeseen and imperfect as inherent to art and creation. Finds and all kinds of materials become part of his artwork. Strempler even embraces compositions and color gradients arising by accident. Aging processes and destruction are important for his work, too. Many of his pictures are being continuously revised.
Born in Thuringia, Strempler was employed as the art director at the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg for many years. The artist’s studio is located in the city of Potsdam not far from Berlin. Private and public collectors particularly in Germany, the United States of America, and Canada have acquired artwork by Waldemar Strempler. The artist has participated in many group exhibitions; his latest solo show was organized in August, 2016 by the Potsdam gallery “Galerie am Jägertor”. In the United States Waldemar Strempler is represented by Nisa Touchon Fine Art, Santa Fe. Collage work by Strempler has recently been published in Carolina Amell’s book “Collage makers” (publisher: Instituto Monsa de Ediciones, Barcelona 2015).