From 27 September to 4 October 2019 renowned artist Sebastian Krüger held a masterclass workshop in Barsinghausen near Hannover, Germany ( Sebastian’s home town). He is doing this every year with around 35-40 ‘painters’ – people who are joining him. This year was to honor the great Lemmy Kilmister and Sebastian painted Lemmy as an inspiration for all participants, listening of course, to Motörhead music. He painted this within a few days in front of everyone as a masterpiece.
Sebastian Krüger (born June 30, 1963) is a German artist. After studying free painting at the Braunschweig University of Fine Arts he made a stunning reputation as the designer of a number of cover spreads for the press in Germany and abroad and as an illustrator and creative designer of various LP covers. He then stepped away from commercial work and devoted himself solely to free painting. Artistically he has developed, in recent years, away from the early role of the so-called “star caricaturist” to that of a star of the New Pop Realism. His artistic visions are treasured and collected by other stars of the pop scene, like the Rolling Stones, who are friends of his, and by art connoisseurs all over the world.
In the quarter century of his creative career Krüger has remained true to the ideal of New Pop Art, dedicating his art to a kind of game of deception, the interplay of identity and pose, of authenticity and fiction. This has enabled him to establish himself as a popular painter whose works draw large numbers of visitors to the galleries and museums. The defining feature of his work is creative reflection about the apparatus of media presentation and the manic iconography of contemporary picture production. His FACES are kindly meant but thoroughly subversive tribute to the world of beautiful appearances and to the rock and pop culture of the sixties, with which the painter has cultivated an almost ritualistic relationship.
His primary medium is acrylic paint, and his paintings are hyper-realistic in detail, yet also extremely grotesque in their distortion. The Times praised him for “capturing the essence of his subjects” in his renderings. He is well known for his lifelike depictions of The Rolling Stones, in particular, Keith Richards.
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Other artists that worked on images of Lemmy during the Masterclass can be seen below.