About Werner Stemans
Werner Stemans was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, and he earned a Ph.D. from the University Munich. He
became a language educator for Goethe Institute-Munich, and worked at Max Müller Bhavan-Calcutta, Beida University-Beijing, Ped. University-Samara (Russia), and the Goethe Institute-Paris.
Exhibitions of Mr. Stemans' paintings, drawings and gravures have been held in Paris, Moscow, Beijing, New York, Montreal and Munich.
His drawings have been included in the New York Review of Books, Minuit Rev. Paris, Psychiatrie Aujourd'hui Paris, Lettre Internationale Paris, Nu(e) Nice,
Canal Paris and Muschelhaufen Viersen Germany.
Currently, Mr. Stemans is finishing preparations for his next exhibition, which will be held in Munich.
From the artist:
"Do you follow a voice when you draw, when you paint? No. You are seated
before a piece of paper; you stand before a canvas. In your hand you have a
pen, a brush, a pencil. You do not think of anything. Perhaps you are
hungry, perhaps you are thirsty when you start working. Beware of any
inspiration, follow the stroke of your hand, trust yourself and know that a
painting is never finished. That is the way you should work. Don't answer
questions from anyone. Concerning your painting, do know that nobody is your
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