Painting both portraits and landscapes, Sebastian Herzau’s artworks share a common blurred, enigmatic effect through his use of soft pastel colours, veiled layering and subtle distortion. Herzau’s unique approach portrays his subjects with an element of mystery, combined with many layers of paint forming a three-dimensional effect within his work, emphasizing the separation between real space and illusion.
German painter, Sebastian Herzau, was born in Schönebeck, 1980. He graduated from Burg Giebichenstein Halle in 2012 with a diploma in painting and graphics in 2012. Constructing both portraits and landscapes, his works share a common blurred, enigmatic effect through his use of soft colours, veiled layering and subtle distortion.
He is currently working and exhibiting in Europe.
Awards / Grants
2015 Working grant Kunstverein Röderhof
2014 Working Scholarship of the Art Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt and the Monastery Mountain Ash Foundation
"Item-Art Award for Painting 2014" (3 winners)
2012 Heise Art Prize 2012 (1st prize)
Heise Art Prize 2012 (1st prize)
2009 Shareholders Art.Award2009 (1st prize)
2006 Audience Award at the 12th WeldeKunstpreises