Walter Dahn | the artist

The artist Walter Dahn
Born 1954, St.Tonis/Crefeld, Germany.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Sculpture Objects, Neue Wilden,

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Walter Dahn started to study under Joseph Beuys at the age of seventeen in the Art Academy Düsseldorf. At one point of our photo session, he rested his head on an old issue of "it - soho news" featuring Joseph Beuys on the cover. The headline read: "Beuys will be Beuys".



With their disparate motifs and occasionally fuzzy focus, Dahn’s photographs have a snapshot feel. He prints them with an inkjet printer on handmade paper, which lends them a a quality not unlike watercolour. Friends, animals, objects and landscapes appear in these images as if by chance. His approach, which is imbued with a kind of tender astonishment, recalls a 19th century flâneur - someone who drifts around the streets looking at everything…

His art is in essence ‘existential’: an expression of the individual’s relationship to existence and the here and now.