Michael Biberstein is born in Solothurn, Switzerland, in 1948. He lived in Switzerland until 1964 and moved then to the USA. In the USA he finished his studies in art history, which were influenced by an important year spent with David Sylvester at Swarthmore College, Philadelphia. He then became a self-taught painter and has been living and working since 1978 in Portugal.
Michael Biberstein’s paintings are vibrations of space, silent resonances. They don’t depict a particular space, nor a precise landscape. They are evocative of the strata of our Western culture, the landscapes of Vernet, Caspar David Friedrich, Turner, Montet, Cézanne and Rothko, and reminiscent of oriental landscapes.