Bernd Bierbaum

Bernd Bierbaum writes books, paints, enjoys photography, and travels professionally across the world. He lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

Latest: Searching for the aardvark. Based on my idea and story, a 45min documentary was recently broadcast on ARTE TV and ZDF in France and Germany.


Creating large format paintings coincided with the begin of my professional travels in 1990.They resonate with structures and textures of the lands I discovered, and colours that imprinted themselves in me. Art objects, and memorable encounters with people who were foreign a moment ago transform themselves into an inner landscape, made visible in abstract acrylic paitings. Often conceived in situ, titles refer to “magic encounters”, named after geographical locations.

Painting Albums