During his training as an interior designer, Bernhard Malin attended evening courses in painting and drawing at the Folkwang School. Only after the end of his career did he turn completely to art. He finds his focus in sculpture. His works are based on an interest in stone as a material. Shell limestone, marble and alabaster are just a few of the materials he works with. Leftovers from the sculptor’s workshop are often used for his wall objects. This gives the works an idiosyncratic relief character which encourages them to touch them. The sculptures are often not monochromatic, but acquire an interesting coloring through minerals such as lapis lazuli and azurite for blue, and amazonite and chrysocolla for green.
born 1938 in Essen
1956-1957 Folkwang School, evening classes in painting/drawing
1955-1958 art school in Bielefeld
1997-1998 sculpture courses in France with Alois Landmann
From 2005 member of the gallery Kunstkantine Riegel
Head of the Atelier gallery in the Kulturhaus Riegel
lives and works in Umkirch