Elvira Bach

Elvira Bach is an icon of the German and international art scene. She is a German artist known as a representative of the “Junge Wilden”. She was born in Neuenhain in Hesse in 1951. Her Neo-Impressionist portraits of women show themes from her own life. The depictions on her artworks are closely linked to her own life. Even after her marriage and the birth of her sons, her own family environment becomes important. Her painting style is powerful and expressive. In addition to painting, Elvira Bach also made bronze sculptures, ceramics and Murano glass sculptures.

Elvira Bach is one of the most successful German contemporary artists. With her unmistakable, powerful images of women, she has been fascinating for thirty years now. Her mostly large-format pictures, which are characterized by a gripping painting gesture and intense colors, have a unique recognition value and magically attract the viewer. The subject of women is at the center of her impulsive painting. Her portraits of women reflect the themes of her life. The resemblance of the pictures to her own person is unmistakable. Her works embody the artist’s irrepressible will to live and at the same time reflect all facets of being human and being a woman – of passion and happiness.

1967-1970 State Glass College Hadamar (Germany)
1972-1979 studied with Hahn Trier at the Berlin University of the Arts

Exhibitions (selection)

2015 Museum of Contemporary Art – Diether Kunerth, Ottobeuren
2013 Art350 Gallery, Istanbul
2013 Historic Town Hall, Limburg an der Lahn
2012 Gallery Anne Moerchen, Hamburg
2011 Gallery Jaeschke, Brunswick
2007 Gallery Noah, Augsburg
2006 House at Lützowplatz, Berlin
2003 Berengo FineArts at Palazzo Delle Prigioni Nuove,Venice
2002 Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrück
1999 House at Lützowplatz Berlin
1998 Glassworks in Murano, Italy
1996 Raab Boukamel Gallery, London
1994 Gallery SCAG, Copenhagen
1993 Musee des Tapestries, Pavilion de Vendome, Aix-en-Provence
1992 Vidal Gallery, Saint Phalle, Paris
1990-1991 Mannheim Art Association, Art Gallery Wilhelmshaven, New Gallery Graz
1988 Gallery Holtmann, Cologne
1988 Guggenheim Museum, New York
1985 Gabrielle Bryers Gallery, New York
1983 Edward Totau Gallery, London
1982 Artist in Residence, Santo Domingo, participation in Documenta 7 Kassel
1981 Raab Gallery, Berlin