Holger Christen

Born into an artistic family spanning three generations living in Hamburg and Berlin, Germany, Holger Christen moved to the Gold Coast, Brisbane in the early eighties. Now retired, in June 2016 he moved to Albury Wodonga after many years living in Hobart, Tasmania.

Art has been Holger’s life pursuit, expressing himself through painting, sculpture, woodcuts, jewellery, digital photo imaging and Steampunk.

Today he is very much influenced from artists such as Picasso, Voka, Brett Whiteley, Del Kathryn Barton, Pascal Pratte, Françoise Nielly, to name a few.

Influence can be seen in the effect gained by Holger. The abstract character of paint, texture and colour transforms into skilfully lifelike portraits. This is an experience of senses offered by an artist in control of his unique approach and endless inspiration.

Having owned an art gallery in Brisbane’s Stamford Valley, Wybalena Art Gallery, he was able to display his works of art along with many other upcoming local artists.

Holger also exhibited at the Milton Art Gallery in Brisbane, was awarded Commended at the Gold Coast Sculpture Awards and participated in several Hobart group exhibitions.

One often asks himself. What would life be like without ART? To sum it up like a world without COLOURS!