Born in Heidelberg in 1953, Michael Wagner used every free minute for artistic studies during his studies of social work at the Mannheim University, and then concentrated entirely on the fine arts after completing his degree. Since 1981 he lives and works as a freelance painter, graphic artist and photo artist (self-taught) in Heidelberg.
While Michael Wagner worked in the beginning classically depictive photographic, this changed over time in the direction of photographic abstraction. Today he is interested in images that reveal something that points beyond everyday experience. Images that evoke questions instead of providing answers. And pictures whose appearance does not evoke rationality, but a meditative gaze. Michael Wagner wants his pictures to be understood under these aspects.