Bernhard Malin attended evening courses in painting and drawing at the Folkwang School during his training as a room designer. It was not until he finished his professional career that he turned completely to art. His main focus is on sculpture. His works are based on the interest in stone as a material. Muschelkalk, marble and alabaster are only some of the materials he works with. He often uses remains from the sculptor’s workshop for his wall objects. This gives the works an idiosyncratic relief character that encourages the viewer to touch them. The sculptures are often not monochrome, but rather obtain an interesting colouring through minerals such as lapis lazuli and azurite for blue, amazonite and chrysocolla for green.
born 1938 in Essen
1956-1957 Folkwang-Schule, Evening courses Painting/Drawing
1955-1958 School of arts and crafts in Bielefeld
1997-1998 Sculpture courses in France with Alois Landmann
Ab 2005 Member Gallery Kunstkantine Riegel
Member Gallery Kunstkantine Riegel
lives and works in Umkirch