Maschka has proved his skill as a painter, graphic artist and
sculptor in more than 20 years of exhibition activity in Germany
and abroad. Sice 1996 he has been living and working in Noerdlingen,
a medieval town located on Bavaria´s Romantic Road.
I want is to let the spiritual realities that manifest in myth
become a sensual experience. This could be called the credo of
my artistic work."
the mythical images of Michael Maschka are "descriptions
of spiritual states which, seperated from the actual myth, represent
its continuation. Here, the quintessence of mythos, that is, the
archetype itself, begins a life of its own and spins out its own
story" - as Maschka affirms. The starting point for his artistic
work is always a concrete, inner experience. "In formal terms,
my approach is a realistic one; that means that observation ans
representation of the inner image are executed as precisely as
possible and with scientific exactitude. In fact, each picture
is an object of research." Thus, in his pictures he investigates
"the spititual facts behind the world of phenomena."
A masterly use of colour and technical perfection are entirely
in the service of the credibility of the message.
exhibitions in France, Denmark and Holland, the Art Prize of the
French city of Le Mont Dore as well as a large exhibition in the
south of Germany are some of the highlights of the last years
for the German artist. Especially worth mentioning are his exhibitions
with the "Dali´s Heirs" Artist Group in France
and Germany as well as in the European Parlament in Brussels.
recently, Michael Maschka has once again directed his focus to
the female concept, resulting in a new series of dramatic paintings.
These include "The Scream", "Liberation",
The Birth of Venus", "Fire and Water","The
Lady in the Tower", and many more...