Jesus Remus - A Portrait

Born in 1938 in Trier, South-West Germany, Jesus Remus was seven years old when the second world war ended and already survived years in solitude, disease, hunger and fear in the bombing campaign. During this time he cheered himself up through drawing with pencil stubs on scraps of paper. 

After his parents denied him higher education and studying, he learned the profession of a decorator and poster artist from 1953 to 1957. Involving a lot of practice with brushes and colours, the way to becoming a painter was short in 1960. He also benefited from two advanced painters (Erich Kraemer & Dieter Sommer) in their artist community. The entry in the abstract, nonrepresentational painting was seamless and 1968 he abruptly canceled it. Together with leftist youths, he publicly settled up with the bourgeois art.

This time was followed by living in communes, going underground, doing therapy and learning yoga and karate. Years of meditation culminated in an enlightenment experience in 1980, which was his initiation to being a sanyasin and following the calling of his master Osho to his ashram in Pune, India. In June 1981, his master left India to go to America and join the new commune that should be built in Oregon. As the USA was not an option for Jesus Remus, he decided soon to go back to Trier, Germany and offering his therapy experience there. Finally his experiences had transformed his personality in the way that he chose expressing his love in creating art in any form as his purpose. 

 

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