Dieter a multi faceted and multidimensional artist whose work spans a broad range of subjects was born in Graz, Austria and lives and works in Stockholm and Graz.
Beginning as a portrait painter, Dieter Kunz, besides being an avid traveller to countries like Cuba, Austria, Greece, and India, is a photographer, visual artist, sculptor and installation artist. He is passionate about architecture, music, cycles and cars which resonate in his works. He expresses himself through pencil, water and oil colours, the depth and richness of oils making them his favourite medium.
All starts in Greece, where he spend six years, he learnd the art of iconography for decoration of the churches and under a period of 10 years he painted about 600 Icons and many portrait paintings and landscapes there.
Initially working with photo realism he created photo books and spent some times in Cuba, and inspired by many old timers (cars) still running, He published a photo book called “Cuba Oldtimers”. Later on his work concentrated on restored American cars. In his words they reminded him “of a woman’s body shape” and in a way brought the concept of the American dream into his work. His love for cars is conveyed through his paintings. Under a period of two years he has been working with Formula one. The speed and beauty of these cars has been the main motiv for this oil paintings.
Later he visited India and was fascinated by its night life, the chaos & dance of the night time traffic. This resulted in a photo book soon after. In the same genre he began a book project on the city of his birth, Graz, which were illustrative compilations, in pencil, of remembered stories about the city all contributed by famous writers belonging to Gaz. He named it, “Rooftops over Graz”.
Another project close to his heart is the one he did archiving the history of cycles. He created installations, sculptures and banquets for cycle enthusiasts using bicycle chains, tail lights, handle bars etc. These lavish buffets involved salads made from cycle bits & parts, marked by humour in true Dieter style. The last year he has been working on a big exhibition “Dinner for bike Aliens” and next year this exhibition will be completed. Same time he will published his latesd book about bicykles.
Ausstellungen 2009 - 2016
|2009 Västerås Kulturen, Sweden||2015 Galerie Centrum Graz, Austria|
|2009 Rättvik Hotell Öerdalshöjden, Sweden|
|2009 Kista Konstmässa, Sweden||2016 Art Tribal Museum Bopal-Indien|
|2009 Folkets Hus Graz, Austria||2016 Museale S. Francesco Montefalco|
|2016 Umbrien Galerie Centrum Graz|
|2010 Mumbai Prince of Wales Museum India|
|2010 Lady Florence Public School New Delhi, India|
|2010 The Fine Arts Museum Chandigarh, India|
|2010 Konstnärernas Höstsalong Kistamässan, Sweden|
|2010 Ateljé Gamla skokällan Märsta|
|2010 Wall for peace - Art Fair Istanbul, Turky|
|2010 Enggården Arvika, Sweden|
|2011 India Habitat Centre - New Delhi|
|2011 Enggården Arvika, Sweden|
|2011 Dieselverkstan, Stockholm Sweden|
|2012 Kulturfyren Skeppsholmen, Stockholm Sweden|
|2012 Dieselkverkstan, Stockholm Sweden|
|2013 Art Gallery Sanskruti Bhavan, Goa- India|
|2013 Vasco City Wall, Goa-India|
|2013 Kunstisalong Allee, Tallin, Estland|
|2013 Ajakeskus Wittenstein, Paide, Tallin, Estland|
|2013 Oxford Castle Prison, England|
|2013 Galeria E Arteve Pamore Tetove, Makedonia|
|2013 Hypobank Graz, Austria|
|2013 Steirmarkhof Graz, Austria|
|2014 Hotell Wyndham, Doha, Qatar|
|2014 Sulaymanya, Kurdistan|