Amadeus Certa (b. 1992 in Mannheim, Germany) has finished his studies of painting and graphics at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and is Meisterschüler of Siegfried Anzinger. For his degree show he was awarded by the Academy with the degree´s prize in 2016. Lately Certa was honoured with the Heinrich-Vetter-Prize for Visual Arts. His works are currently on display also at NADA House on Governors Island, NY.
If Amadeus Certa is interested in reality at all, then, how far the unreal, the dreamed, enigmatic mythologies are compatible with what we call reality. He deconstructs his pop-cultural objects and finds a form, that denies the shine of the surface and searches it in colors only: a painterly approach, that does not copy product aesthetics rather than dealing with genuine painterly questions. Certas pictures are paintings, but through the lines also drawings, luckily unfinished. A combination of logics and vagueness, that can only rest in dreams, and in art.