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arvo wichmann



Member, Brandenburg Association of Visual Artists (Brandenburgischer Verband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler e.V.

seit 2000


Photography and painting- multiple exhibits, topic: "Portraits of Jazz"



Professional Carpenter



Immigration to Germany



Professional Carpenter



A- Levels; specialization majors: Juvenile Art Academy (Kinder Kunstschule) Apprenticeship: Carpentry



Born in Tallinn (Estonia)

"The transfer of musical impression onto canvass is the essence of portrait work.  The spirit of the moment and of the musician are projected onto the canvass from my own visual angle and viewpoint."

Painting What You Hear – The Jazz Paintings of Arvo Wichmann

People say that „you'll get what you see“. But what do you get when you look at Arvo Wichmann's paintings? They feature Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Nils Landgren, and other icons of Jazz. You get images painted in bright colors, but you don't get the stars, and not their music. The special quality of a painting lies in the fact that it should not be mistaken for reality. After all, the painting of a pipe is not a pipe. And so the deception of the eye through painting cannot be the the principal function of painting – even though after a first glance at Wichmann's paintings you get the (wrong) impression that they are not showing more than a simple photograph. ...more