Johann Hinger

The Austrian Johann Hinger, born in 1947, studied at art academies in Vienna and Düsseldorf. Today he lives and works in Bottrop, Germany.

On his wanderings through his "new" homeland in the industrial region of Rhineland-Westphalia, he regularly discovers scenic gems and impressive panoramas, which he captures on canvas in impressive landscapes paintings. These paintings highlight the unique nature of this region, whose beauty was obscured by the German cliché of the grey polycentric urban area affectionately known as "Ruhrpott". Hinger's well-composed oil paintings, watercolours and drawings often offer surprising perspectives and angles – and they are all also declarations of love for a landscape that, even years after the structural change, has yet been discovered by many.