It didn´t take Michael Gmeiner long to develop a liking for figures (characters), graphic form language and typography. Nowadays, he is trying to find a perfect mixture between typography and figurative elements.
In 1983, the then 15-year-old received his first information about the Hip-Hop-Movement in New York which in turn inspired him to illegally paint the water tower in Buchloe. His mother is providing the spray cans and his piece is covered in the local press. Inspired by this first success, other pieces are following. The move to Munich is expanding his horizon as there are already several other artists painting in the city. The following years and decades are characterised by various inspiring journeys and an increasing legalisation of his art.
At 14 years of age he felled his first tree with a chainsaw, destroying his neighbour’s Mercedes in the process. What for others might have been reason to find a new hobby was for him a motive to really let rip.
After a formal study of art and graduation from the Academy of Art in Munich with First Prize in painting in 1973, he began to emphasize realism and trompe l’oeil- effects in his works. From1979 on, his attention turned solely to drawing.
His work has a technical sophistication that is most uncommon in theatre and the visual arts. His work focuses on the creation of impossible artefacts.
The artist Bombolo draws his inspiration from numerous journeys around the world and dedicates himself with passion to his sculptures and paintings.
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