After an apprenticeship as a shipbuilder from 1966 to 1968, Michael Diller studied art education at the Humboldt University in Berlin from 1974 to 1978. After his studies he worked first as an art teacher for a short time, then as a freelance graphic artist in Berlin.
Inspired by the work of the artist Willem de Kooning, he began painting in 1987. He often painted over his own etchings.
The exhibition focuses on the works of Michael Diller himself, accompanied by works by his friends Achim Bayer, Rolf Biebl, Goran Durovic, Lutz Friedel, Thomas Florschuetz, Hartmut Hornung, Walter Libuda, Suse Rast, Anett Stuth, Norbert Thiel, Gerd Sonntag, Ulrich Wüst, Barbara Berthold and Jürgen Wenzel.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue that on the one hand traces the history of the studio and on the other presents Michael Diller's work. In addition to the participating artists and companions, authors include Christoph Tannert, Matthias Flügge and Franziska Schmidt.