Nitzsche, Heinz P.
Heinz P. Nitzsche was born in 1954 in Grabs (Canton of St. Gallen / Switzerland) and was initially trained as a draughtsman in structural engineering. He graduated in architecture after completing his studies in Konstanz. As an independent architect, he is now based in Liechtenstein. At the same time, he works intensively as a freelance artist, in particular as a sculptor, graphic artist and occasionally as a painter.
In accordance with the classical method in architecture, Heinz P. Nitzsche also tackles the working process in art: he begins with sketches, produces models and then devotes himself to the actual execution. Drawings he usually makes in acrylic or graphite, sculptures he preferably makes of wood, concrete or plaster. Like in Neoplatonism, he already sees the form contained in the still untouched materials of his homeland. In a natural process, he only lays bare the final form according to the idea of his sketches. Thematically he is fascinated by the movement of gestures and the interaction of people or groups of people in space. They lack mimetic traits as a sign of their absorption in the group. His works are therefore understood as investigations in the field of tension between individuality and uniformity, individualism and anonymity, peer pressure and community power. He sees his own work as a “strong evidence of a society in crisis and an appeal to the power of the community”. His central message therefore is an appeal to the reason of man to realize that he can develop his great potential only with his fellow-men within a community in space, not just by himself in selfish isolation.
Up to 2019, Heinz P. Nitzsche has made his work only accessible to a small circle in Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria. Since then he has been represented worldwide by the LDXArtodrome Gallery.