With his enquriy Björn Holzweg proceeds on the path of wild animals into unknown scenery. Being discovered there, he brings back to daylight the stories of freedom fighters and revolutionists. That’s how he turns one’s gaze on past and present happenings that lie off the beaten track and far from everyday life. For him it’s not about communicating a concrete message – what kind of lesson one learns is up to oneself.


The artist was born in Leipzig in 1979 and since 2004 he’s been living and working in Hamburg. His art is shaped and formed in paintings, drawings, sculptures and watercolour-paintings.

The protagonists of his works are mostly wild animals or more likely: woodland animals.

In drawings he shows them powerful and dynamic while hunting. One sees the hunter – if bear, wolf or tiger – as a precise and lifelike pencil drawing. Whereas the prey appears as an undefined atmospheric play of colours without marking. In his sculptural works made of modelling material the animals are portrayed in heroic manner. They are freedom fighters with whom the artist practises the revolt. With them Björn Holzweg remembers the stories about revolutions and resistance fights, but at the same time turns one’s gaze towards the current fate of these animals. He ingeniously and formally assembles these different spheres of meaning: he assembles the surface of the sculptures with a complex net of precise triangles. Geometrical forms are a symbol of our society to the artist: calculating, repetitive and eternal. As such he illuminates the influence of these on the lifestyle of animals. And even when these live far away in wild forests their habitats are intensely moulded by the structures of human society. Björn Holzwegs works therefor remind one of an often forgotten, but in reality co-exsisting world that lies remote from urban living space.



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Selected Exhibitions



-Tierleben- Solo Exhibition

Affenfaust Galerie, Hamburg

-Knotenpunkt Festival- International Group Exhibition




-Apocalypse Now- Group Exhibition 

 Affenfaust Galerie, Hamburg

-Quellengalerie- Group Exhibition

 Wizeman, Stuttgart 



-Hands and Pants2- Group Exhibition

 Faultline Art Space, Oakland California

-Stone.Hill.Church- Solo Exhibition

 Paul Roosen Contemporary, Hamburg

-Make Peace let's Art- Group Exhibition 

 Warchild Art Festival Hamburg



-Arts Program, Roller Coaster Installation

 Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg

-Waterweek Festival

 Los Angeles, California

-Art Lab Munich

 Galerie Benjamin Eck, Munich



-Knotenpunkt in Leipzig

 Krudebude, Leipzig

-Amur- Solo Exhibition

 Affenfaust Galerie, Hamburg

-Knotenpunkt in Berlin- Group Exhibition

 Urban Spree, Berlin



-Zerberus- with Ki Yoon Ko and Elmar Lause

 Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg

-Art.Fair Cologne- with Affenfaust Galerie

 Koelnmesse, Cologne

-MenschTierWir- International Group Exhibition

 Affenfaust Galerie, Hamburg

-Widerkunst Festival- International Group Exhibition

 Holzmarkt, Berlin

-Group Exhibition

 Fonis Galerie, Düsseldorf



-Knotenpunkt Festival 2015- International Group Exhibition
  Affenfaust Galerie, Hamburg

-The daily mood of Björn Holzweg- Solo Exhibition
  Beinlich Contemporary, Bielefeld

-60 Jahre Kunst in Hamburg- Group Exhibition
  Affenfaust Galerie, Hamburg

-Neusicht Festival- International Group Exhibition
  Neubad, Luzern



-Knotenpunkt Festival 2014- International Group Exhibition
  Kolbenhof, Hamburg

-Millerntor Gallery- International Group Exhibition
  Millerntor Stadium, Hamburg

-Sherwood Forest- Solo Exhibition
  Affenfaust Galerie, Hamburg



-Gumsenplü- with Nils Kasiske, Nils Knott, Patrick Farzar
  Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg

-Overtime- International Group Show
  Heliumcowboy Artspace, Hamburg