Christian Berst is invited to meet one of the Euward 6 three laureates in Munich, on sunday January 18, 2015.
The euward was instigated in 2000 by the Augustinum Stiftung in Munich to offer mentally handicapped artists a professional forum for their current creative work.
From entries submitted from across Europe, a jury of renowned specialists chooses the best works and shows them at an exhibition in the "Haus der Kunst" gallery in Munich, where the three prizewinners are announced during the exhibition opening ceremony.
Patrick Siegl was born in 1991 in Munich. Since 2011, he has been a member of atelier hpca in Oberschleißheim near Munich. Siegl's works are characterized by his knowledge of and strong interest in Asian culture, as a recurring major theme. In the work process, the artist first divides up his picture surfaces into different scenic areas with small, continually recurring form elements. You discover, nested, Asian temple roofs with pillars, between which water cascades out of rocks overgrown with exotic plants, as well as clouds, statues of Buddha, stone lanterns and, again and again, Asian warriors.