* 14 July 1940 in Potsdam
In his painting, Hanspeter Münch focusses on the autonomy of colours and, above all, the volume of colours. In his painting process, this volume will find its forms by layers of transparent colours. Thus, an autonomous representation of space and substantiality will result, independent of real circumstances and direction of lighting. Münch studies from 1963 to 1966 at the academy of fine arts in Stuttgart, and from 1966 to 1969 at the college of fine arts in Hamburg. Afterwards he holds a studio in Frankfurt on the Main, up to 1974, and from 1976 to 1977, one in London. The artist’s first solo exhibition is in 1972, with the Württemberg art society Stuttgart. A working stay at the Villa Romana in Florence in 1978 is followed in 1981 by a study visit to the Villa Massimo in Rome. From 1974 to 1985 he has a teaching assignment at the college of designing (HfG) in Offenbach on the Main. In 1982 he is appointed honorary professor at the HfG. The artist, who lives in Ettlingen, has since 1988 created architecture-related works like mural paintings, ceiling frescoes and stained-glass windows in Karlsruhe, Heidelberg, and Bangalore (India).