Bio - Oliver Fauser was born in July 1965 in Lörrach, Germany, on the boarder to Basel in Switzerland. He is a single father of two now grown up sons. In the 1980’s and 1990’s he traveled all over the world, lived in various cities such as New York, Milan, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hamburg. He toured with various New Yorker Musical-productions and German plays all over Europe. After a yearlong intermezzo in the film industry in Cologne he decided to return to the Black Forest in 1998.

Since 1986 he has been the singer/ songwriter with the band “The Moonchildren” and is still recording music to this day.

Oliver began painting in the early 1990’s after the birth of his first son. In 2005 he started full-time painting with his present materials. Since then he has produced a large body of work from paintings to three dimensional objects. He is fascinated by textures and it plays a central part in his work. His main materials are Styrodur and filler, as well as emulsion, oil and acrylic paint, to create often dramatic effects. His inspiration is drawn from a range of subjects from textures in the inorganic such as city paths and wallpapers to the organic like woodlands, portraits and nudes.

In 2012 he started to create portraits with the exact same materials he used creating his abstracts. These Pop Art-like works opened a whole new look on his art. Still the same materials, but completely different looks. In 2014 he began working on the “Series of Women” and went back to gray. After that, he portraited the city of Basel and its Münster. 2015 was the year of sculptures and in 2016 he released an “Art & Music Box Deluxe” called FEEL by his Band “The Moonchildren”. Eight songs in a wooden box and an original artwork on the cover. Projects for 2017 were the Digital Series of Women and writing his second novel. There is also a “TouchBook” in the making, a book with his artworks, that he manually reworks with transparent paste, so that one can feel the structures almost like in the original big artworks. And he is also planning on publishing a “SketchBook” of the “Series of Women”.

2018 was the year of going back to the roots, and he started to create a series of StoryBoxes, which, you might guess it, tells little stories in a box. Little miniature figurines in miniature terrain. He is planning on recreating famous movie-scenes or historic moments in a box throughout 2019.

I am an abstract expressionist, a nude expressionist, a Styrodur designer, a painting sculpturer and last but not least, I am also a portrayer. I am not trying to give way to my dark sides in my art, my aim is to create harmonic pieces of art that light up a room. I am mixing well planned work with possible accidents, always willing to change and try out new things. Most of my works are created with filler and some paint on Styrodur, and I love the fact that it doesn’t always seem like it.“




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