|1964 - born in Leverkusen, Germany
1983 - Abitur/ Examination (school leaving / university admission)
1986 - 1991 - Study of visual communication at FH Cologne (FB Design) with excellent examination to Dipl. Designer.
1989 - Successful participation in design contests:
1. First price in the telegram contest of the German Telekom (Bonn).
2. Price in the poster contest of the Community of good Light (Darmstadt)
Since 1990 - Free cooperation with advertising agencies and support and consultation of own customers. Creation of greeting cards and calendars for a publishing house.
1991 - Single exhibition in the head office of Sparkasse Leverkusen (savings bank).
Since 2000 - Creation, presentation and sale of free graphic works of art.
Different exhibitions in the area Cologne and numerous online-exhibitions
|Bernd Wachtmeister is one of those people who devote a great deal of time to analysing themselves in the context of their surroundings. Many of his feelings, impressions and thoughts find expression in his artistic work. They come to light, so to speak, through form and colour.
For him, creating art is a statement of passion as well as purpose.
It might not be immediately apparent when looking at his pictures that they have involved a high degree of effort on his part. It might also be possible that, at first sight, they seem somewhat immature, light-hearted.
However, when reflecting on their meaning as expressed in their titles it will become evident that there is an ironic, critical depth to works that, on the face of it, may appear to be straightforward and friendly.
While art is for Wachtmeister both a calling and a passion, he devotes himself professionally to visual communication.