Volker lives and works in Berlin. He was taught by his grandfather, the german painter Otto Glossmann and has been painting since his childhood. In the beginning of his art career he started with realistic painting. Since 1985, non-figurative works predominate with references to abstract expressionism. Volker´s works are mostly oil on canvas. Considerable place take gouaches with oil crayons. 


The art historian Gerhard Charles Rump said about Volker Mayr: "Mayrs paintings in their combination of painterly gestures and visible structures of the colour mass are remarkable, the colours themselves, their tones. They move in rarely explored areas, do not jump at the viewer, but require sensitive approach and a willingness to see them with patience to see all traces of nuances. Images as they are dynamic in origin and have a form of inventory, that makes a meditative element.“ 


Volker Mayr paints intuitively and emotionally: he wants to trigger impulses that try within the meaning of Antoni Tàpies, the soul of the viewer to vibrate. He wants to create images in the mind and in the heart of the viewer, his works as a medium that captures the imagination of others. Volker Mayr is in the collections of German Bank, Vattenfall, Jakob-Kaiser-Stiftung and Bristol- Kempinsky. Art Award: Certificate of Excellence of the Palm Art Award 2009 and 2015 & In recognition and appreciation of the outstanding originality and quality of his work

Selection of exhibitions:

1986 – 1995 Free Berlin Art Exhibition

1986 Gallery Wolff Berlin, Gallery Jungfernstieg Berlin

1991 German Secretary of State of Economics

1993 Galerie Wolff Berlin, Steigenberger Maximilian Bad Griesbach

2003 Ars Artis Klagenfurt Austria

2005 Galerie artoz Fürth Germany

2015 Anphea Room and Arts Berlin

2017 Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Rd, London

2018 Gallery Steiner, Vienna

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