Michael Behrens was born in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1973. In 2003 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts, Netherlands. The “ creative Dutch influence” acquired through his studies there can be felt in the conception and elaboration of his works. Initially Behrens focused on photography and painting but later was drawn to abstract glass sculpture. In 2006 he founded his studio in Dusseldorf where he still lives and completes all the main work on his sculptures from modeling and mold making to casting, annealing and grinding before sending each piece to the Czech Republic for the final finishing touch.
Conceptually, the creative power of nature is always in the foreground of Michaels work. Many of his pieces embody personal experiences above and under water. Deliberately random forms frame internal organic structures that seem frozen in motion. Matte and transparent surfaces alternate to create a dynamic connection between inside and outside.