Christian Krieter was born in Duisburg and studied painting at the Düsseldorf Art Academy with Reinhold Braun and Herbert Brandl.
"Painting is like becoming conscious or the never-ending monologue, a process of being turned inside out. One is practically on a constant search for the secret, the hidden," that is how the aspiring artist explains his approach.
Krieter's paintings sometimes seem like the visualisation of surreal dreams. In his works, Krieter combines what he has seen, experienced and imagined into a pictorial narrative that is able to evoke very individual chains of associations when the works are received.