Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010) was a North German painter, graphic artist and sculptor and is considered the most important representative of Fantastic Realism. In 1964 he was represented at documenta 3 in Kassel.
In his works, the artist often deals with the themes of vitality and sexuality, death and transience. Content-related references to mythology and stylistic references to Art Nouveau or Art Deco can be discerned. In the process, idiosyncratic pictorial motifs and neo-surrealist scenes emerge.
Numerous solo exhibitions have been dedicated to the work of Paul Wunderlich, including the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Kunsthalle Kiel, the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, the Tokyo Gallery or the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.