Christoph Pöggeler

Christoph Pöggeler, born in 1958, in Münster, Germany, studied under Professor Alfonso Hüppi at the State Art Academy in Düsseldorf. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Asia and Africa. Pöggeler is also active as a curator and lecturer. In 2008, he received the Rhineland Art Prize for his work. He lives and works in Düsseldorf.

The artist has made a name for himself as a sculptor and painter. As a sculptor, he has been involved with the "Pillar Saint" project since 2001, presenting human sculptures on advertising columns.

As a painter, he finds materials, surfaces and traces of memory on which he creates his pictures. Starting from the grained surfaces of old woods that show traces of use, Pöggeler develops a unique form of painting that generates a pictorial reality based on the structural surface of what has been found that is both realistic and surprising. In this way, he creates images of such high plausibility that one might think they have always been there.