In the 1980s Johannes Hüppi (*1965, Baden-Baden) studied at the Staatliche Kunstakademie in
Düsseldorf with Fritz Schwegler. Later, the artist held professorships himself, including at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig. Hüppi has worked in various countries in the meantime and has had studios in the USA, Italy, Spain, Korea and Switzerland; since 2012 the artist has lived and worked in Baden-Baden.
Johannes Hüppi gets unusually close to people in his works. The viewer becomes an observer of a private, intimate situation from a certain distance, without crossing a boundary. The boundaries in Hüppi's nudes dissolve, his figures approach the viewer in a natural way, allowing him to become part of the picture.