Battiss, Walter

Walter Battiss is best described by Karin Skawran: “In his life and in his work the artist rejected conformity and challenged every kind of boundary – creative, academic, political, cultural, spiritual. His vision and artistic approach shifted continually, and his enquiring mind embraced life in all its facets. A ‘gentle anarchism’ consistently runs through his life and work.” Battiss maintained: “In conforming I am wasting a hell of a lot of time…this ritual of conforming often gives people a certain security…And I like living in insecurity.” Full Biography