Biography

Christian Neuman (*1979) is an artist, writer/director and producer based in Luxembourg.

Christian Neuman conjures curiously touchable canvases with compelling and emotive narratives. Neuman’s art is an enthralling voyage for the senses and the rebellious soul. The artist describes how he works: on the edge of pure expression, in order to capture the most authentic and un-embellished states of human emotion. The work is wonderfully personal and theatrical and embraces a diverse range of human emotions.

For Neuman, forging a consistent aesthetic link between his works is essential. His background as a filmmaker no doubt informs this approach – with methodical, thoughtful and philosophical processes creating a linear storybook experience for the viewer.

Education & Career

He holds a B.A in Media Design from the University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Hall (GER) and the Carnegie Mellon University School of Arts Pittsburgh (USA), followed by a Master in Filmmaking from London Film School (U.K). His graduation Film “No Star” is labelled as part of UK’s trailblazing shorts and awarded at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

He then joins Tango TV Luxembourg, a national TV broadcaster, to produce a weekly cultural TV show. He produces and directs several short films, reports and documentaries. His films are selected at numerous film festivals, winning best director and best film in Lisbon, Bucharest and Los Angeles. As a writer/director he’s just finalised his first feature film called “Skin Walker”, which world premiered at the 41st Cairo International Film Festival.

Christian also works as a creative director, developing and directing campaigns and fashion films for international brands. His clients include Arcadia Group, HP France Group, Asos, Elle China, Camomilla Group Italy, Mercedes Benz Luxembourg.

In 2019 he co-founds the film production company Wild Fang Films in Luxembourg. The company’s focus lies on the production of emerging Luxembourgish and international talents in art house cinema and virtual reality.

Christian continues working as a visual artist with gallery representation in Luxembourg and London. He is member of the Association of Directors and Scriptwriters in Luxembourg, The C.A.L (Cercle artistique) du Luxembourg, as well as the A.A.P.L (association of professional artists in Luxembourg).

Email: chris@focusart.com
Website: www.focusart.com

Parcours

  • MA
    LONDON FILM SCHOOL.
    LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
    Fine Arts with spec.in Film (2006)
  • BA
    CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY School of Arts
    FH Gestaltung Schwäbisch Hall
    Media Design (2003)
  • Winner Special Jury Award Bucharest Short to the Point IFF 2016
  • WinnerBest Experimental Short Film Geneva Largo Intern. Film Festival 2016
  • Honorable Mention « Experimental Forum » Film Festival Los Angeles 2016
  • Winner Best Director Berlin ARFF Intl. Film Festival 2016
  • WinnerBest Experimental Short Film Lisbon Intern. Film Festival 2015
  • WinnerBest Fantasy Short Film Los Angeles Independent Movie Awards 2015
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007 (Scotland) Skillset U.K Trailblazing Short (Best U.K student shorts)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, PRESENTATIONS and SCREENINGS

2021

  • Ambassade de Luxembourg Brussels. Expo « New Borders »
  • Konschtgalerie Schifflange. Expo « Borderline»

2020

  • Galerie Mob_ART Studio Luxembourg. Solo Expo « AWOL «
  • Luxembourg Art Week

2019

  • Cairo International Film Festival
  • Cannes Film Festival. Frontières Fantasia Showcase.
  • Galerie Mob_ART Studio Luxembourg. Group Expo « Into the Deep «
  • Luxembourg Art Week

2018

  • Luxembourg Art Week

2017

  • INTRO_ Galerie Beim Engel Luxembourg
  • DADA Group Show Shanghai
  • ICA Los Angeles Fine Arts Film Festival
  • Chicago BlowUP International Art Film Festival
  • Toronto Art Film Festival

2016

  • INVE Exhibition Plataforma Experimental de Arte Chile
  • Zhou B Art Center Chicago. Experimental Cinema Exhibition

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