biography / artist statement

Sascha Bayer was born in  Aachen on September 26th, 1973. He studied at the University of Applied Sciences Aachen from 1996 to 2001, graduating with a diploma in interior design. 
He has been working as a designer and artist since 2001 and as a freelance artist at Atelierhaus Aachen e.V. from 2017.

The three-dimensional has always fascinated him since his childhood, having been triggered by a recurring dream of the cosmos, of expanding and contracting spaces in space. He has felt like a part of this overwhelming event. Until today, he could not forget this impressive dream, which he think has had a lasting influence on his three-dimensional vision, which is demonstrated by his artistic practice of large sculptures. 
From an early age he was able to draw precisely in perspective, with a very good spatial imagination.He designs and constructs objects, reliefs and sculptures „from the surface into space“. Within his art practice he uses annealed iron wire, silk paper, concrete and acrylic paint, creating exciting, naturally flowing transitions between transparent open and solid closed forms. The interior and exterior of his work should be simultaneously perceptible for the viewer, body (concrete), spirit (wire, paper, paint) and soul (the space in between). As with his work, our being is also multi-layered and rich in contrast, respectively our life is with all its facets. A human silhouette, for example, is made up of different paths with heights and depths that symbolize life. With his objects, reliefs and sculptures he always try to find the creative balance, to connect the individual elements with each other in such a way that they become one. He creates his very own inner world, a cosmos, in which people and buildings exist, which seem to be partly transparent, partly massive. While the openly designed elements reveal their inside to the viewer, something seems to remain hidden behind the massive forms ( facades ), which is waiting to be decoded. In his artistic practice he is fascinated by human existence, the expression of spirituality, joy of life and passion. 

In abstract painting, he is inspired by processes that occur in nature, for example the flow of water and the traces it leaves behind. When colours run, natural structures and borders are created, which form exciting colour transitions layer by layer. In other techniques, he first creates a three-dimensional, relief-like background of different, partly natural materials, which forms the basis for the running colours. In this way, landscapes, human figures and faces seem to blur fluidly with the background and become one.


Text: Sascha Bayer


between wire and concrete 


At first glance, contrasts prevail in Sascha Bayer‘s work: the dense and compact concrete foundation on the one hand, the light and insubstantial wire, sometimes covered with thin paper, on the other. The massive, geometric concrete seems to hold in check the shimmering, sometimes wildly winding wire, orat least one that is marked by irregularities and nodules. Yet the materials are not adversaries, but allies. wire and concrete become the negative or positive forms of the respective other - in a sense, shadows, whereby the viewer cannot possibly say which side creates the shadow and which side itself becomes the shadow. In his works, the borders between inside and outside are blurred. 
Bayer has chosen the human being as a study object whosebody fills and displaces space. Body and environment interlock and complement each other, nestled up against each other and thus, leaving their own imprinton each other. It is therefore not surprising that paths and buildings are also repeatedly the content of Sascha Bayer‘s works of art. They become spaces foraction, in which human activity is manifested. the decision to use rough, sometimes painful looking raw materials shows that this work can sometimes befraught with tension and conflict. Human existence is a process, never finished, never simple, but is in a constant dynamic interaction with everything else.


Text: Ana Sous, Arthistorian and Curator

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