ART & WINE

Since 1980 the labels of our grand cru Berg Schlossberg have been created by artists from all over the world.

VINTAGE 2015

Mikhail Smirnov
born 1951 in St. Petersburg, Russia

Educated at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, Mikhail Smirnov deals with mythological and philosophical subjects and deliberates on psychological and convictional matters of mankind.
For our 2015 Berg Schlossberg Smirnov created the painting “Flights in sleep” that reflects the force fields of gravitation and imagination – using the vineyards of Rüdesheim as lyrical backdrop.


VINTAGE 2014

Karin Mamma Andersson
born 1962 in Luleå, Sweden

Karin Mamma Andersson is one of the most outstanding contemporary scandinavian artists.
Her artistic oeuvre is characterized by its almost exclusive and therefore complex commitment to painting: the allusive settings and emotionally charged scenarios Andersson creates in her works ladle from the recourse to a wide arsenal of varying painting techniques.
For the label of the 2014 Berg Schlossberg Andersson created a woodcut showing a “german hare” that in the artist’s imagination sits high upon the mountain looking down at the vineyards of Rüdesheim.


VINTAGE 2013

Synøve Dyrkorn
born 1966 in Oslo, Norway

Dyrkorn is strongly influenced by the diversity and rhythm of nature’s organic forms and she is particularly interested in the gatherings of strength and fragility, of rigidity and lightness; she translates experiences, sen­sa­tions and impressions into mean­dering fields and streams of colour that generate new and subtle spheres when overlapping.
The painting Synøve Dyrkorn developed for the 2013 Berg Schlossberg emerges from her visit to Rüdesheim.


VINTAGE 2012

Maria Grocholska-Mielzynska
born 1970 in Warsaw, Poland

She finds her main topics and motifs in the correlation of the individual, the surrounding space, simplest actions and emerging emotions.
In her work for the Berg Schlossberg 2012 she further­more merges the pecularities of the traditional etching technique and the traces of a vintner’s work over the course of the year(s).


VINTAGE 2011

Linda McCue
born 1964 in Toronto, Canada

The drawings and paintings of Linda McCue impress with a quiet, delicate and at the same time all-embracing complexity. Merging contrasts through content and medium, Linda creates a co-existence of the various elements in her pictures, which flicker between illusion and reality.


VINTAGE 2010

Tanja Schneider
born 1969 in Ravensburg

Trained in Karlsruhe, the media artist works mainly in the areas of photography and painting, and brings the two together by means of collages.
Creating the label for our Berg Schlossberg 2010, she composed a harmonious impression of the natural world and winemaking, splicing nature and human handiwork.


VINTAGE 2009

José Maria Mezquita Gullón
born 1946 in Zamora, Spain

Mezquita Gullóns artistic work is characterized by an inimitably intense examination of nature and its vegetal structures.
The drawing produced for our label operates with natures’ mystic which a winemaker tries to reveal with each vintage anew.


VINTAGE 2008

John Kørner
born 1967 in Aarhus, Denmark

Danish artist John Kørner’s work convinces with its playful lightness and a wide range of fantastical and magic motifs. By exhibiting his work in museums and galleries all over the world Kørner has gained international reputation.
For the 2008 label he tried to combine the traditional and modern aspects of wine making and wine culture.


VINTAGE 2007

Marco P. Schaefer
born 1967 in Winnenden

Marco P. Schaefers artistic work includes drawings and cut-outs aswell as sculptural objects. Evoking easiness, ardour and jazziness his works persuade with great formal clearness that results from a joyful use of contrasts and razor-sharp outlines.


VINTAGE 2006

Hide Nasu
born 1950 in Yono, Japan

Hide Nasu lives in Germany since 1977 where he studied at the Kunstakademie Stuttgart and at the Städelschule Frankfurt.
His artistic works are influenced by the asian tradition as well as modern western abstractionism.


VINTAGE 2005

Paul Brand
born 1941 in Solothurn, Switzerland

Brand lives, works and teaches in Norway for many years. He is an artist of many talents: photography, video, installation, sculpture, design and painting. He finds inspiration in mathematical systems.
The label of Berg Schlossberg shows a geometrical, crystal similar figure, based on a magic square.


VINTAGE 2004

Jockum Nordström
born 1963

He gained great international reputation with his playful and dreamy drawings and collages
His works can be found in the collections of MOMA/N.Y., the Modern Museum in Stockholm and many more.
Nordström lives and works in Stockholm.


VINTAGE 2003

Joe Stefanelli
born 1921 in Philadelphia

His artwork is characterized as “American Expressionism”. He is one of the last still alive members of this direction of art – he is a person of contemporary history.
Joe Stefanelli’s paintings are represented in numerous museums and collections.
He lives and works in New York.


VINTAGE 2002

Jan Fabre
born 1958 in Antwerpen

He is one of the greatest Belgian artists of our time. He is recognized as painter, sculptor, choreographer and opera director.
Drawing “pencil and blood”.


VINTAGE 2001

Wolfgang Niedecken
born 1951 in Cologne

Former art student and today famous inventor and band leader of BAP has created this collage from pieces found on the border of the Rhine River near his hometown Cologne.


VINTAGE 2000

Jan Cremer
born 1940 in Enschede, NL

He is one of the most important contemporary artists of the Netherlands.


VINTAGE 1999

Tom Christopher
born 1952 in California, USA

He studied at the Pasadena Art Museum and at the Art Center College in California.
His paintings are a powerful explosion of color and light. They are settled somewhere between abstraction and realism.


VINTAGE 1998

Gerd Winter
born 1951 in Groß-Gerau

The artist Gerd Winter from Darmstadt created this painting in 1999.
Gerd Winter is a Städel Meisterschüler and many of his paintings can be obtained at the Barbara von Stechow Art Gallery in Frankfurt.


VINTAGE 1997

Kiddy Citny
born 1957 in Stuttgart

His paintings carry his very personal style of allegories and are often like a rebus.
He received world fame when in 1990 a stone segment of the Berlin-Wall with his painting was exposed at the Museum of modern Art in New York.
He lives in Berlin and Munich.


VINTAGE 1996

Marvin Oliver

He is a native indian from the Quinault tribe, lives in Seattle and is professor of art at the University of Washinton.
He calls his painting “Suncatcher” and expresses the suncatching potential of the Berg Schlossberg vineyard by indian symbolism. The killerwhale representing the courage and the raven intelligence.


VINTAGE 1995

Johannes Maltrovsky-Haider
born 1954 in Eisenstadt

The artist works with very simple creative structures. Seemingly hazards are wanted by determination.
He lives in Siegendorf/Burgenland.


VINTAGE 1994

Birgit Sauer
born 1972

She lives in Siegburg/Burgenland and won the main prize of the XXI. graphic biennale in Ljubljana in 1995 for new tendences in graphic art.
Her works set new standards in modern printing graphics.


VINTAGE 1993

Gerhard Fietz
born 1910 in Breslau, died 1997

In 1948 he founded the group “Zen 49”.
His works, also those that he created in his old age, are full of intensity and strength.
He lived in Goeddingen.


VINTAGE 1992

Michael Wolff
born 1949 in Romania

He has been living in Mainz for many years now.
Beside his sculptural works, he has created important installations.


VINTAGE 1991

Marrku Hakuri
born 1946 in Helsinki, Finland

His work is based on a dream of freedom, that is created by tolerance of diversity of perspectives.
Many of his creations draw from the symbolisme of nature.
He named this work “the happy sound of the growing of grapes”.


VINTAGE 1990

Heijo Hangen
born 1927 in Bad Kreuznach

He is one of the most important artist of the “constructionisme” and lives near Koblenz.
The label has inspired him to produce the series “Schlossberg Constellations”.


VINTAGE 1989

Gabriel Constantinescu
born 1942 in Romania

This painting is a transposition of a sculpture, built in the vineyards of Rüdesheim, but unfortunately destroyed by the action of vandalism. The rythm of the wooden poles and the combination with the vines form an aesthetic moment.
The artist lives close to Hamburg.


VINTAGE 1988

Carl Henning Pedersen
born 1913 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish expressionist and co-founder of the “Cobra” (1948).
He is one of the most important scandinavian artists of our times.
In his symbolic view of the world, he confronts reality with fiction.


VINTAGE 1987

Angerer d. J.
born 1940 in Bad Reichenhall

He dedicates his works to “Shadow-Painting”.
Naturally existing or technically produced shadows are combined with drawings or paintings.
He lives in Siegsdorf/Bavaria.


VINTAGE 1986

Hella Santarossa
born 1949 in Düsseldorf

Her radical swing towards the sensuality of colours and the spontaneous expression of gestures marks her work.
She lives in Berlin.


VINTAGE 1985

Max Marek
born 1957 in New York

He is the son of the author Kurt W. Ceram and studied in Paris.
In 1983 he became a member of the group X-Stars. Many subjects of his paintings originate from his nightly strolls on the streets of Paris.


VINTAGE 1984

Heinrich Walcher
born 1947 in Wien

He combined his liking for the fantastic with landscape painting.
He lives today in a farm in the state of Kaernten.


VINTAGE 1983

Werner Lichtner-Aix
born 1929 in Berlin, died 1989

He lived in Provence since 1967.
The experience of the Mistral, which produces a cristal clear sky and makes the original shapes of the earth shine in a new light, has been a source of inspiration for many of his paintings.


VINTAGE 1982

Christiane Maether
born 1941 in Berlin

By her paintings the simple things of daily life become monuments and obtain a new reality.
She works as an art professor in Aachen.


VINTAGE 1981

Waldemar Otto
born 1929 in Petritzau, Poland

He is one of the most important sculptors of our time.
His idea of the moral requirements for the human being form the base for his “sculptures of realisme”.
He lives in Worpswede.


VINTAGE 1980

Werner Hilsing
born 1938 in Hannover

He is known for his “dream landscapes” and his autobiographical novels.
He lives in Berlin.