Cornelius Völker

Since 1992, Cornelius Völker’s oeuvre has been presented in more than 80 solo exhibitions in galleries, art societies and museums. The exhibition at the Kunstpalast is the first institutional exhibition in his native city. It comprises around 80 paintings from all of the artist’s creative periods.


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Cornelius Völker (*1965) studied at the Academy of Art Düsseldorf from 1989 to 1995. He lives and works in Düsseldorf. Völker developed a powerful and richly colourful style of figurative painting in which realism and an expressive impasto technique combine to form a distinctive pictorial language. His paintings make familiar objects appear in a different light, revealing surprising facets with both virtuosity and a sense of humour.

Curator: Kay Heymer, Kunstpalast
Sponsored by: National-Bank AG

Cornelius Völker, Meerschweinchen, 2003, Öl auf Leinwand, 40 x 50 cm

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022