Silvian Sternhagel has been living and working in Germany as a painter since 1992. At a young age he discovered his fascination for color and shape, thus his visionary craft began to develop early on. Sternhagel’s oil painting abilities were made possible by the guidance of his private teacher from 1987-1989. Subsequently, he pursued an apprenticeship in glass and china painting from 1989-1992 at the School for glass and decoration in Neugablonz. This environment gave him an understanding of various artistic techniques, for example erasure, silkscreen and lino print. In 1993 Sternhagel joined the association of German artists. By 1996 his oil paintings have adopted an uncommon theme for contemporary art and acrylic paintings: landscapes. In 1999 he presented at the 1st international art fair in Magdeburg, Germany in the Gala gallery, and in 2000 the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, showed an exhibition dedicated solely to Sternhagel’s work.
In his paintings, Sternhagel references different elements of nature and uses them to construct another world. He stages a harmony in which light is the central point of attention, thus highlighting its natural human appeal.