Dominik Wein is a pioneer in this surprising fusion of film, photography, digital and traditional art. He is currently living and working between Berlin/Germany and Santa Maria del Cami/Spain.
Wein, was born in Frankfurt/Main Germany, grew up, graduated high school and studied design in South Africa. He did various internships in film and digital imaging in Los Angeles, Johannesburg and Munich.
Wein started painting at the age of 7. His first sold painting was an oil painting of Willian Shakespeare that he sold at age 21. In the 1990s Wein was one of the best booked digital artists in Europe, creating digital collages for companies like FOCUS Magazine, ELLE, P.M. and Virgin Records. He also created a digital art poster for FC Bayern Munich.
He was one of the first artists to combine digital processes and traditional art. Wein pioneered the creation of one of the first digital/analog (DSLR) cameras as he brought film into his art.
But the art scene told him to stick to one style.
In 2010, out of frustration, he created the HISTORY EXHIBITION. In this exhibition, he used many pseudonyms for many different art styles. He wrote stories around the pseudonyms and an unbelievable art family was born.
The art scene and press loved this concept and Weins exhibition was shown in many different galleries. The HISTORY EXHIBITION included Street Art, Classic romantic paintings, Sand paintings, Pop Art, Sculptures, Films, Magic Lucia Cream, GEES Power Lemonade, HERR WEIN Wines, Book: "The devil lives in Berlin", Digital Collages, Music and Fashion.
Creating all the art work, Wein made a name for himself.
Public demand suggested that he no longer stuck to one art style anymore so, in 2017/2018 Dominik Wein started using the best styles out of the HISTORY EXHIBITION and signed the new art under his own NAME again!
Parts of THE HISTORY EXHIBITION were shown at:
Platoon Cultural Development / Platoon Kunsthalle / Berlin
Mianki Gallery / Berlin
Neue Kunst Gallery / Karlsruhe
JRGallery / Berlin
Galerie Simon Nolte / Portocolom
Ca sApotecari / Santa Maria del Cami
"His family tree is art for the sake of art. His story is about freedom."
"With the HISTORY project, Wein has created a platform that allows him artistically much."
"Films, art, and other products were created in this art project. Like the wine label HERR WEIN."
"My parents moved to Mallorca when I was 3 years old and at the age of seven, we immigrated to South Africa. The only thing I missed was my family in Europe. We moved around quite a lot, so I went to 13 different schools. But every cloud has a silver lining and in South Africa,
I learned that variety is a great gift.
However when I moved to Berlin - one of most interesting places for me as an artist - I was told, I should stick to one art style. I wanted to be free!
2010, I created a new art name for a different art style. A pseudonym! But as I wanted to do lots of different styles, I created lots of different names and I called them my family.
VINO to WEIN! That is how THE HISTORY EXHIBITION started...So for every style, I have a different pseudonym. For example: Street art by Kim Wein, Paintings by Alessandro Vino, Book by Maximilian Wein, Fashion by Harvey Wein and so on.
For the first time in my life, I could do anything I wanted, create, invent and present. Now everything was possible." Dominik Wein