The main theme in Gerd Bannuscher’s work is “evolution”, the relationship between man and nature. By portraying life-size and life-like animals, primarily primates, the viewer comes very close to nature. Through his photorealistic technique, sometimes even connected with the surreal, the artist gives his thoughts and beliefs a face that emotionally and unconsciously touches the viewer.
Because of his incredible ability to paint primates, Bannuscher came into contact with the world-famous British behavioral scientist Jane Goodall, who has been researching the chimpanzee for almost sixty years. He regularly visits her institute in Tanzania where he works on his paintings and they collaborate numerous joint projects.
Bannuscher has made an international name for himself. For instance, he worked for 15 years for the Sultan of Oman and his paintings were shown at exhibitions in Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Austria and Germany.
Gerd Bannuscher has been honored with prizes at various international exhibitions.