Matador Review

A Quarterly Missive of Alternative Concern

Brigitte Dietz

Joseph Beuys

(Oil acrylic collage)

Virginia Woolf's Death

(Triptych acrylic oil collage)

Orson Welles


(The diversity of humanity is the variety of its individuals. As a portrait artist, my task is to discover this difference in every personality and to pick it out as a central theme. In order to achieve this, not only are the facial expressions, colours and moods important, but also the confrontation of every personality with their own contexts. The painting works as a peg on which to hang the personal interpretation of the observer. By this means, the difference between the personality and its self-portrayal appears in a specific suspense.)

Brigitte Dietz was born 1953 in Heidelberg, Germany. She studied classical philology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany and graduated as civil servant of teaching. Dietz has been artistically productive since her schooldays, specially supported by her professor Bernhard Epple and later by Traugott Notz. She specialized early in portrait painting in oil, mixed technique, collage and pastel. She has also designed book covers, staged and arranged puppetry, and fashioned indoor mural art. Since 2010, Dietz has participated in several exhibitions in Germany, Italy, the UK, the USA, and in Poland, Colombia.