Short biography

Uwe Loebens © Werner Richner
Uwe Loebens © Werner Richner

Uwe Loebens

Visual Arts

September 2022

Ministerium für Bildung und Kultur Saarland

Born in 1958 in Völklingen Saar. After studying graphic design at the Saarbrücken University of Applied Sciences and subsequently studying painting at Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar, he worked five years as a lecturer at the university. Twelve years membership on the editorial board of the biannual cultural magazine "Saarbrücker Hefte", including three years as editor in charge. For twenty-five years, he has worked as a freelancer for Saarländischer Rundfunk in the field of culture; he has realized numerous radio and television features, above all current cultural reporting for the culture magazine of SR television. He has been active in exhibitions for about 35 years.

In his creative work (text, painting, drawing) he traces the wounds of various experiences of violence. By violence he understands not only the raw physical or psychological attack, but also the incessant hammering of media and environmental impressions, the daily and excessive demands that endanger personal integrity both as physical and mental experience. In the associative work process, he collects the remnants of the damaged self. The results of the work are to be understood as documents of this process.