Local Artists Special: Dietmar Brehm

04.02.2022 // This year, CROSSING EUROPE will dedicate a special within the Local Artists program to the renowned film artist, painter, and photographer Dietmar Brehm. Brehm (*1947) studied painting at the art school in Linz and was a professor at the art university in Linz until 2012. In his work, the resourceful artist deals with painting, drawings, photography and since the 1970s with film – between 1974 and today, he made over 200 films and videos in Super8, 16mm, and digital formats. His works have been shown and honored both in Austria and internationally, from Paris and London to Madrid, São Paolo, and New York. Brehm has been the recipient of multiple awards, and in 2020 he was honored with the highly prestigious Alfred-Kubin-prize by the federal state of Upper Austria for his life’s work.
Brehm’s experimental works have been a long-standing companion at CROSSING EUROPE. Already in the fifth edition of CROSSING EUROPE a special was dedicated to the “Bildforscher” [“image researcher”] from Linz, and he also contributed the festival trailer FLIEGE that year. On the occasion of his 75th birthday we are very happy to be able to honor the long-standing connection between Dietmar Brehm and CROSSING EUROPE once more with two multifaceted programs of short films. More information on this will be announced in the coming weeks.
In addition, Dietmar Brehm will present further works as this year’s „Lentos Featured Artist“ at Lentos Art Museum Linz, continuing the long standing cooperation between LENTOS and CROSSING EUROPE.