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Sven Drühl is a contemporary artist and art scholar from Germany. The painter is internationally known for his landscape and architectural motifs. In addition to art historical artworks, his paintings are increasingly based on fictional, virtual images.

  • Born: 1986
  • Place of birth: Nassau, Germany
  • Nationality: German
  • Studied at: Art and Mathematics at Universität GH Essen 
  • Era: Contemporary art


Sven Drühl was born in Nassau (Lahn) in 1968. He studied art and mathematics at the University of Essen. In 2005 he received his doctorate in art history.

Drühl is known for his large-scale landscape paintings in the form of oil paintings and lacquer paintings. His works are characterized by copying, combining and redesigning already existing works of art. The painter draws inspiration from landscape painting from Romanticism to contemporary art, remixing and transforming them into new, often dystopian or post-apocalyptic depictions. At the same time, he reflects on the idea of the original in art and challenges common notions of authenticity and uniqueness.

Drühl's work has been recognized both nationally and internationally and has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions. He has received several awards and grants for his artistic and scientific contributions. Today, Drühl lives and works in Berlin.



  • 25.06.2023 – 08.10.2023 Sven Drühl: Öl, Lack und Bronze. Neue Landschaften - Ludwig Galerie Schloss Oberhausen.
  • 19.03.2023 – 11.06.2023 Sven Drühl: Apokryphe Landschaften – Märkisches Museum, Witten.
  • 28.08.2022 – 26.02.2023 Fahrt ins Blaue - Museum Ratingen.
  • 25.06.2022 – 31.10.2022 Mythos Wald - Das Flüstern der Blätter Kunsthalle Emden.
  • 23.10.2021 – 06.02.2022 Japonismus 2.0 - Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen.
  • 18.09.2021 – 23.10.2021 150 Jahre Landschaftsmalerei - Galerie Schlichtenmaier, SCHLOSS DÄTZINGEN.
  • 10.07.2021 – 03.10.2021 Sven Drühl - Apokryphe Landschaften - Kunsthalle Emden.
  • 16.01.2021 – 22.05.2021 SEESTÜCKE – Fakten und Fiktion - Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung, Berlin.



  • 2007 Falkenrot-Price, Berlin


  • Sven Drühl. Die Aufregung II - 20 years later, Kunstverein Leverkusen, Schloss Morsbroich (Hrsg.), Bielefeld 2022.
  • Sven Drühl. Apokryphe Landschaften, Katharina Henkel, Lisa Felicitas Mattheis, Carola Schneider, Berlin 2020.
  • SVEN DRÜHL.SIMULATIONEN, Katja Blomberg, Martin Engler, Cologne 2015.
  • Sven Drühl. Shin-Hanga - Japanese LandscapesRasmus Kleine, Peter Kruska, Bielefeld 2015.