Christian Schwarzwald, born in Salzburg in *1971, lives in Berlin and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and in Athens. His idea of drawing is that of an all-encompassing and unrestricted medium. Historical context as well as outer appearance often play a central role in his works. Faces, abstract patterns, architecture, plants, and objects are rigorously worked through and combined in blocks to create installations and entire rooms that embrace the visitor upon entering. His works often feature clear parallels to the exhibition character of historic and archaeological museums.