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A Passion for Lines and Structures. Suspenseful Symbolism. A thoughtful Spirit.


Based in Haiger, Germany.

Michael Erbach studied at the UdK Berlin and Pratt Institute New York.

In his diploma project he focused on symbolism, especially the cross.

"My work is primarily about the composition of individual colors, color fields and figures. 

What meaning do these colors and shapes have and in what context do they stand to each other? Which one dominates? 

Which one subordinates itself? 

Which in turn influences the next figure? 

What does the distance to each other mean and what structural nature are they subordinate to? 

A work builds up like a mosaic of different fragments. 

Vertical lines and structures, for example, stand for my emotional search for structure, order and support. They bind color fields of neon yellow and neon orange, based on the view that spirituality can provide this firmness. Here, the neon yellow represents the transcendent, the neon orange the humanistic. Ultimately, a work represents an emotional situation, in relation to the search of one's own position in the holistic context."

Discover his artworks on

The Collection of Michael Erbach


Exhibitions (Selection)





2015_ „DREI“ GALERIE KOLLABORATIV, BERLIN photography - fine art prints - Fotodrucke

Michael Erbach


Your art is…

Symbolic, Neon and Lines

Tell us something about your education!

UdK Berlin: pretty rational and minimal design.

New York: pretty fantastic and wild.

I think these two styles influnces my work till today. The Tension between those two extremes.

What is more important to you: Form or content?

Content for sure. But that influences directly the form, as I love to use Symbols

Where do you go when you want to be with you?

having a long, warm shower.

Where does your inspiration live?

Theology, Psychology and Aesthetic.

Is there anything you could eat for a week?

Burger with Sweet Potato Fries

What would you do if you weren't afraid?

Doing absolutely nothing except painting.

Not being afraid of missing or forgetting something.

Which professional success meant the most to you?

Admission at the UdK Berlin.

What else do you want to say?

Where ist my Burger? :-D

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