Christian Hotz (°1977, Frankfurt am Main, Germany) is an artist whose manifestations of the creative realm take on many forms - from painting, drawing and crafting, to audio-visual and musical works.
Christian Hotz studied science, worked in sales and marketing, though finds his meaning and joy in the creative process. His style eludes categorisation - ranging from cave paintings to generative art, from figurative to abstract - it is almost as if he is refusing to settle. With a love for beauty, nature and life as his inspiration, a diverse palette of work can be expected.
He allows the evolution of a concept without constraint, he does not abide to a separation of disciplines or mediums. Though styles, themes and execution vary, his process always involves meticulous planning, in a sense dissecting, then analysing his inspiration. This contemplative approach does not impact his spontaneity, albeit works en plein air are not part of his oeuvre.
With his painting Christian Hotz did not seek gallery exposure, yet his artwork adorns many walls. For the most part these are commissioned pieces, a challenge Christian Hotz embraces. He listens, absorbs, adopts, reiterates, interprets; dissecting the inspiration of another, finding the magic.
As a keen amateur transverse flautist Christian Hotz has performed with various ensembles, since 2019 he has been releasing home studio productions of his guitar based creations under artist name 'hoTzo’.
His video work has been described as hypnotic, sphongle-esque, or simply soothing. To mark hoTzo’s 2nd anniversary of the first release, Christian Hotz created and hosted a live-stream performance, marking a first successful foray into previously untrodden terrain.
“I want to contribute to the beauty of this world - this is my primary mission as an artist. I am a Philokalist. Beyond that I aim to create works that trigger and stimulate the mind to go forward to that which is beyond sense. When I get to witness an on an onlooker or listener's joyful bewilderment , I have achieved my goal - not for having led them astray into the wilderness, but for providing an opportunity to puzzle their way out of a mystification. This is how we grow, this is how we become interesting for the world around us. I am motivated by love, life and the beauty around me, in whatever form it reveals itself to me.”
Christian Hotz currently lives and works in Wallonia, Belgium, and spends as much time as he can in Ireland.