The transitory category of art expresses itself within the demand to "expose the the most elementary parts of existence, to unmask, to uncover, excavate and forcibly return to it back to him. ...To this day he practices this particular "dance of darkness." Influenced by expressionist dance, his paintings changed. It was about the liberation of painting through the action of painting itself. — Carl Friedrich Schröer

Born in Altenkirchen in 1955, grew up with 'New Wild Art' from Credo to Crecendo

1975–78 Graphic arts studies at the FHD in Düsseldorf, main focus: Illustration, photography, art as a medium, Prof. Rudi Assmann; Prof. Klaus Kammerichs

Exhibitions and performances (selection) — until 2024

2024 Artist book presentations and Butoh performances Kunstverein Leverkusen Schloss Morsbroich e.V. / 2023 MMIII Kunstverein Mönchengladbach / 2023 Artist book presentations and Butoh performances Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf, Museum Goch and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf / 2023 "L'espace en question" Group exhibition and Butoh performance "What is the limit of body and space" Lieu Commun, Toulouse WELTKUNSTZIMMER Düsseldorf / 2023 exhibition with the group "temporaer" Butoh performance "Exodus" Artartist / Düsseldorf 2022 "SCENE" exhibition and Butoh performance "The Spirit" WELTKUNSTZIMMER Düsseldorf / 2022 "New Works - 2022 | Painting Installation Butoh" ES_365 Düsseldorf / 2021 "Contradiction lost" + "Outerways" Painting and installation, Open Space, WELTKUNSTZIMMER Düsseldorf / 2020 "GHOST 3" Stagesetting and Butoh dance rehearsal for Butoh soundart festival / 2019 "Soultracks" Painting and installation, Open Space, WELTKUNSTZIMMER, "Show Storage" artists at WELTKUNSTZIMMER Düsseldorf / 2018 "On and on and on" Wolfgang Schäfer, works on paper, d|d contemporary art gallery Düsseldorf / 2017 "Blocked", performance series, plan. d. Produzentengalerie e.V. D'dorf "Soultracks", Gallery Nectar, Tbilisi, Georgia / “In and of itself" Wolfgang Schäfer, painting and performance d|d contemporary art gallery Düsseldorf / "HOLY" series, Lambertuskirche, D'dorf / KUNST-DSCHUNGEL, Galerie Kiki Maier-Hahn Düsseldorf / 2016 "out of one’s senses", Butoh and action painting, Performance Lounge curated by Bertold Mohr and Klaus Richter, Kulturforum ALTE POST, Neuss / 2015 "1up", Butoh Solo Performance, Live Magazines, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf / "Exactly not also different." Painting as action, solo at Kartell + WERFT 77, Düsseldorf/ 2014 "GHOST", Nature, essential experiene of existence, Masaki Iwana + Moeno Wakamatsu, curation and performance, Parcours at WELTKUNSTZIMMER Düsseldorf / 2012 "Back from Japan", reflection of the Tsunami disaster in Japan, GÄSTEZIMMER HPZ-Stiftung, Düsseldorf / 2011 "Butoh Festival" Ghost: Deep Soul. Death bears life, curation, stage design, dancers Japan and Berlin "SORAMAME", Japanese artists, curation, HPZ Foundation / 2010 "Under the Radar" exhibition "Off-Culture in Düsseldorf / "Four Walls Art", curated by Emmanuel Mir, CON-SUM Düsseldorf / 2009 "holy, holy", Glorification and Spiritualization in Art, organization and curation at BACK-RAUM Düsseldorf / 2008 catalog "Bridges of Desire - The Portrait of Maria Callas as Projection" / exhibition, Nichols Gallery, Düsseldorf and Galeria de Arte Minkner, Palma de Mallorca / catalog "Courage and Sensuality" / group exhibition curated by Dr. Blazenke Perica, CON-SUM, Düsseldorf / 2007 "Beethoven Hommage" exhibition, Haus der Musik, Vienna / "Bridges of Desire - The Portrait of Maria Callas as Projection" exhibition, Haus der Musik, Vienna / 2007 "back-forwards" 4 artistic positions, Andreas Bee, Ruprecht Dreher, Jan Kolata, Wolfgang Schäfer, introduction by Carl-Friedrich Schröer/ 2004 "Paravent-Project" Stilwerk Düsseldorf / Galerie Burkhard Eikelmann, Stiftung Starke, Berlin / 2004 "abstract in space" group exhibition and event series curated by Blazenka Perica, CON-SUM, Düsseldorf / 2002 "Same Place New Time", CONSUM,Düsseldorf, (audio and CD-ROM) "beautiful people" pop-installation, Blue Square, Gallery Burkhard Eikelmann, Essen "floating world", CON-SUM, Düsseldorf / 2001 "present absent" Atelier Soulis Moustakidis, catalog "Beautiful People",Gallery Rita Nichols, Düsseldorf / 1999 "New Pictures", CON-SUM Düsseldorf / 1996 "Desire. Hommage to a Diva", NOH Gallery, Düsseldorf / 1995 "Con-Con", group exhibition and Butoh performance with Sabine Seume, "Birth of a Rose" CON-SUM Gallery, Düsseldorf / 1995 "Hommage to Maria Callas" Altstadtherbst, Düsseldorf / 1993 "dance macabre", Klingenmuseum, Solingen / "strange and different?", group exhibition, Medien-Mafia, Düsseldorf / "crucified self", Kunstmuseum Chemnitz / 1992 "search for traces", Spoerl-Fabrik, Düsseldorf / 1991 "lost paradise" Galerie Hardt-Art, Zurich / 1990 "beauty and the beast", exhibition and Butoh performance with Claudia Monville, Zollhof, Düsseldorf / 1989 "Secrets of the Dark," Aries Gallery, Tokyo / 1987 "The Lion Laughs," Delta Gallery, Düsseldorf / "Evolution," Medien-Mafia, Düsseldorf Hafen / "The Bear Grumbles," exhibition and Butoh performance, CON-SUM Düsseldorf / 1986 Opening of 1986 Opening of TOR 3 Düsseldorf with Achim Duchow / "Longing", H.S. Gallery, Tokyo / 1982-86 Action-Paintings: Berlin, Hamburg, Kassel, Munich, Düsseldorf / 1980 Land Art actions, material reliefs and photographs, Maldives / 1978 "Nature Consciousness and Landscape Protection" exhibition at ZIF Bielefeld and Städtische Galerie Wesel