ART & WINE
Since 1980 the labels of our grand cru Berg Schlossberg have been created by artists from all over the world.
VINTAGE 2021Rudolf Nordström
born 1990 in Stockholm
Rudolf Nordström has a special bond to the tradition of Berg Schlossberg artist labels: his father Jockum Nordström was responsible for the label of the 2004 Berg Schlossberg, and Karin Mamma Andersson, Rudolf’s mother, developed the label design for the 2014 Berg Schlossberg. Committed to the tradition of classical landscape painting en plein air, he brings together in his painting the visual impression of the single vineyard site as well as the sensory impulses of the associated wine.
VINTAGE 2020Paula Stein
born 1993 in Mainz
Paula Stein’s drawings are characterised by the juxtaposition of detailed ink drawings and two-dimensional, often somewhat coarser structures, patterns and backgrounds. In her depiction of a gnarled old grapevine made for Berg Schlossberg, Paula Stein concentrates on drawing: mountains pile up, landscapes fold and unfold, associations of the river flowing at the foot of the Rheingau vineyards and the terraced vineyards of the Rüdesheimer Berg are evoked in the tossed-about, but at the same time well planned conglomeration of looping lines.
VINTAGE 2019Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann
born 1990 in Friesoythe
Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, whose cross-media artistic work balances on the brink of a clash between (alleged) high and entertainment culture, refers in his realization of the label for the 2019 Berg Schlossberg to the Ehrenfels castle ruins (located within the famous vineyard site), which he intertwines with the imposing castle complex of some theme park. Frohne-Brinkmann invites us to participate in the confusion of truth and fiction, authenticity, memory, suggestion and atmosphere, participation and imagination.
VINTAGE 2018Pietari Posti
born 1979 in Helsinki, Sweden
Pietari Posti feels inspired by the beauty of nature and its creation of the female form. His work that comprises illustrations for posters, book covers, packagings and advertising campaigns celebrates the beauty of the world by simplifying it down to clean lines and crisp, bold shapes.
Within the label of the 2018 Berg Schlossberg Posti refers to the bold round shapes of the Rüdesheim hills and the Rhine river beautifully flowing below. The gigantic foot gently laying over the hill represents the people, work and care behind the wine as well as the tradition and the future of the Georg Breuer wines.
VINTAGE 2017Friedrich Gobbesso
born 1980 in Berlin
Friedrich Gobbesso’s artistic work includes sculptures, installations, prints and photography; the playful experiment and its incalculable result, curiosity with regard to the detail and the visualisation of hidden aesthetics form the heart of Friedrich Gobbesso’s artistic work.
The label of the 2017 Berg Schlossberg shows a moiré effect: the neatly arranged pattern of vineyard rows intertwine in the moiré – the supposedly simple display of lines meanders between flat imagery and physically moved scenic values.
VINTAGE 2016Michael Apitz
born 1965 in Eltville in the Rheingau
Michael Apitz’ artistic oeuvre shows, in his paintings as well as in the multitude of comics he created, a deep connection to the Rheingau: with the wine comic books „KARL, der Spätlesereiter“ (since 1988) he graphically developed a “German Asterix” that communicates the Rheingau wine history very entertainingly and helped his authors to supraregional popularity. Also the paintings that Apitz created parallel to his work as comic illustrator and caricaturist deal with the landscape of the Rheingau and the Middle Rhine Valley that reaches from Rüdesheim to Koblenz. Michael Apitz consecrates to the motivic focus of vineyards and the river Rhine and explores these elements by themselves and in combination in various correlations of color.
VINTAGE 2015Mikhail Smirnov
born 1951 in St. Petersburg, Russia
Educated at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, Mikhail Smirnov deals with mythological and philosophical subjects and deliberates on psychological and convictional matters of mankind.
For our 2015 Berg Schlossberg Smirnov created the painting “Flights in sleep” that reflects the force fields of gravitation and imagination – using the vineyards of Rüdesheim as lyrical backdrop.
VINTAGE 2014Karin Mamma Andersson
born 1962 in Luleå, Sweden
Karin Mamma Andersson is one of the most outstanding contemporary scandinavian artists.
Her artistic oeuvre is characterized by its almost exclusive and therefore complex commitment to painting: the allusive settings and emotionally charged scenarios Andersson creates in her works ladle from the recourse to a wide arsenal of varying painting techniques.
For the label of the 2014 Berg Schlossberg Andersson created a woodcut showing a “german hare” that in the artist’s imagination sits high upon the mountain looking down at the vineyards of Rüdesheim.
VINTAGE 2013Synøve Dyrkorn
born 1966 in Oslo, Norway
Dyrkorn is strongly influenced by the diversity and rhythm of nature’s organic forms and she is particularly interested in the gatherings of strength and fragility, of rigidity and lightness; she translates experiences, sensations and impressions into meandering fields and streams of colour that generate new and subtle spheres when overlapping.
The painting Synøve Dyrkorn developed for the 2013 Berg Schlossberg emerges from her visit to Rüdesheim.
VINTAGE 2012Maria Grocholska-Mielzynska
born 1970 in Warsaw, Poland
She finds her main topics and motifs in the correlation of the individual, the surrounding space, simplest actions and emerging emotions.
In her work for the Berg Schlossberg 2012 she furthermore merges the pecularities of the traditional etching technique and the traces of a vintner’s work over the course of the year(s).
VINTAGE 2011Linda McCue
born 1964 in Toronto, Canada
The drawings and paintings of Linda McCue impress with a quiet, delicate and at the same time all-embracing complexity. Merging contrasts through content and medium, McCue creates a co-existence of the various elements in her pictures, which flicker between illusion and reality.
VINTAGE 2010Tanja Schneider
born 1969 in Ravensburg
Trained in Karlsruhe, the media artist works mainly in the areas of photography and painting, and brings the two together by means of collages.
Creating the label for our Berg Schlossberg 2010, she composed a harmonious impression of the natural world and winemaking, splicing nature and human handiwork.
VINTAGE 2009José Maria Mezquita Gullón
born 1946 in Zamora, Spain
Mezquita Gullóns artistic work is characterized by an inimitably intense examination of nature and its vegetal structures.
The drawing produced for our label operates with natures’ mystic which a winemaker tries to reveal with each vintage anew.
VINTAGE 2008John Kørner
born 1967 in Aarhus, Denmark
Danish artist John Kørner’s work convinces with its playful lightness and a wide range of fantastical and magic motifs. By exhibiting his work in museums and galleries all over the world Kørner has gained international reputation.
For the 2008 label he tried to combine the traditional and modern aspects of wine making and wine culture.
VINTAGE 2007Marco P. Schaefer
born 1967 in Winnenden
Marco P. Schaefers artistic work includes drawings and cut-outs aswell as sculptural objects. Evoking easiness, ardour and jazziness his works persuade with great formal clearness that results from a joyful use of contrasts and razor-sharp outlines.
VINTAGE 2006Hide Nasu
born 1950 in Yono, Japan
Hide Nasu lives in Germany since 1977 where he studied at the Kunstakademie Stuttgart and at the Städelschule Frankfurt.
His artistic works are influenced by the asian tradition as well as modern western abstractionism.
VINTAGE 2005Paul Brand
born 1941 in Solothurn, Switzerland
Brand lives, works and teaches in Norway for many years. He is an artist of many talents: photography, video, installation, sculpture, design and painting. He finds inspiration in mathematical systems.
The label of Berg Schlossberg shows a geometrical, crystal similar figure, based on a magic square.
VINTAGE 2004Jockum Nordström
He gained great international reputation with his playful and dreamy drawings and collages
His works can be found in the collections of MOMA/N.Y., the Modern Museum in Stockholm and many more.
Nordström lives and works in Stockholm.
VINTAGE 2003Joe Stefanelli
born 1921 in Philadelphia
His artwork is characterized as “American Expressionism”. He is one of the last still alive members of this direction of art – he is a person of contemporary history.
Joe Stefanelli’s paintings are represented in numerous museums and collections.
He lives and works in New York.
VINTAGE 2002Jan Fabre
born 1958 in Antwerpen
He is one of the greatest Belgian artists of our time. He is recognized as painter, sculptor, choreographer and opera director.
Drawing “pencil and blood”.
VINTAGE 2001Wolfgang Niedecken
born 1951 in Cologne
Former art student and today famous inventor and band leader of BAP has created this collage from pieces found on the border of the Rhine River near his hometown Cologne.
VINTAGE 2000Jan Cremer
born 1940 in Enschede, NL
He is one of the most important contemporary artists of the Netherlands.
VINTAGE 1999Tom Christopher
born 1952 in California, USA
He studied at the Pasadena Art Museum and at the Art Center College in California.
His paintings are a powerful explosion of color and light. They are settled somewhere between abstraction and realism.
VINTAGE 1998Gerd Winter
born 1951 in Groß-Gerau
The artist Gerd Winter from Darmstadt created this painting in 1999.
Gerd Winter is a Städel Meisterschüler and many of his paintings can be obtained at the Barbara von Stechow Art Gallery in Frankfurt.
VINTAGE 1997Kiddy Citny
born 1957 in Stuttgart
His paintings carry his very personal style of allegories and are often like a rebus.
He received world fame when in 1990 a stone segment of the Berlin-Wall with his painting was exposed at the Museum of modern Art in New York.
He lives in Berlin and Munich.
VINTAGE 1996Marvin Oliver
He is a native indian from the Quinault tribe, lives in Seattle and is professor of art at the University of Washinton.
He calls his painting “Suncatcher” and expresses the suncatching potential of the Berg Schlossberg vineyard by indian symbolism. The killerwhale representing the courage and the raven intelligence.
VINTAGE 1995Johannes Maltrovsky-Haider
born 1954 in Eisenstadt
The artist works with very simple creative structures. Seemingly hazards are wanted by determination.
He lives in Siegendorf/Burgenland.
VINTAGE 1994Birgit Sauer
She lives in Siegburg/Burgenland and won the main prize of the XXI. graphic biennale in Ljubljana in 1995 for new tendences in graphic art.
Her works set new standards in modern printing graphics.
VINTAGE 1993Gerhard Fietz
born 1910 in Breslau, died 1997
In 1948 he founded the group “Zen 49”.
His works, also those that he created in his old age, are full of intensity and strength.
He lived in Goeddingen.
VINTAGE 1992Michael Wolff
born 1949 in Romania
He has been living in Mainz for many years now.
Beside his sculptural works, he has created important installations.
VINTAGE 1991Marrku Hakuri
born 1946 in Helsinki, Finland
His work is based on a dream of freedom, that is created by tolerance of diversity of perspectives.
Many of his creations draw from the symbolisme of nature.
He named this work “the happy sound of the growing of grapes”.
VINTAGE 1990Heijo Hangen
born 1927 in Bad Kreuznach
He is one of the most important artist of the “constructionisme” and lives near Koblenz.
The label has inspired him to produce the series “Schlossberg Constellations”.
VINTAGE 1989Gabriel Constantinescu
born 1942 in Romania
This painting is a transposition of a sculpture, built in the vineyards of Rüdesheim, but unfortunately destroyed by the action of vandalism. The rythm of the wooden poles and the combination with the vines form an aesthetic moment.
The artist lives close to Hamburg.
VINTAGE 1988Carl Henning Pedersen
born 1913 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish expressionist and co-founder of the “Cobra” (1948).
He is one of the most important scandinavian artists of our times.
In his symbolic view of the world, he confronts reality with fiction.
VINTAGE 1987Angerer d. J.
born 1940 in Bad Reichenhall
He dedicates his works to “Shadow-Painting”.
Naturally existing or technically produced shadows are combined with drawings or paintings.
He lives in Siegsdorf/Bavaria.
VINTAGE 1986Hella Santarossa
born 1949 in Düsseldorf
Her radical swing towards the sensuality of colours and the spontaneous expression of gestures marks her work.
She lives in Berlin.
VINTAGE 1985Max Marek
born 1957 in New York
He is the son of the author Kurt W. Ceram and studied in Paris.
In 1983 he became a member of the group X-Stars. Many subjects of his paintings originate from his nightly strolls on the streets of Paris.
VINTAGE 1984Heinrich Walcher
born 1947 in Wien
He combined his liking for the fantastic with landscape painting.
He lives today in a farm in the state of Kaernten.
VINTAGE 1983Werner Lichtner-Aix
born 1929 in Berlin, died 1989
He lived in Provence since 1967.
The experience of the Mistral, which produces a cristal clear sky and makes the original shapes of the earth shine in a new light, has been a source of inspiration for many of his paintings.
VINTAGE 1982Christiane Maether
born 1941 in Berlin
By her paintings the simple things of daily life become monuments and obtain a new reality.
She works as an art professor in Aachen.
VINTAGE 1981Waldemar Otto
born 1929 in Petritzau, Poland
He is one of the most important sculptors of our time.
His idea of the moral requirements for the human being form the base for his “sculptures of realisme”.
He lives in Worpswede.
VINTAGE 1980Werner Hilsing born 1938 in Hannover
He is known for his “dream landscapes” and his autobiographical novels. He lives in Berlin.