Patrick Roman Scherer


I prefer to work with pencil on paper. Ignoring colour permits me to focus very intensely on the line and to drift impulsively between pictorial worlds of different origins without an excessive impact of colour effects on what is portrayed.

Every piece tells its own story, informed by observations, experiences and sensations. I approach different subjects and materials in different modes of expression in my drawings. The interaction between intensity and subtle hinting animates the series pictorial and symbolic landscapes. My idea of adding another dimension to the image surface motivated me to work with and around objects. Their motifs may blend or jar with the background. Traditional patterns, realistic effigies or quickly jotted-down ideas appear without any particular preference on my part. Random order develops beyond the confines of any hierarchy principle.

Patrick Roman Scherer

Source of translation: Susanne Watzek for the catalog “Die Zukunft der Malerei”


2011 – 2017Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Graphic Arts and Printmaking Techniques
Gunter Damisch and Veronika Dirnhofer
diploma with honours
2010 – 2011University of Vienna
Art History
2008 – 2010HTL Kramsach
Aufbaulehrgang für Kunsthandwerk & Objektdesign
2003 – 2007HTL Bau & Design, Innsbruck
Fachschule für angewandte Malerei
1988born in Kufstein