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Walter Mikes is a visual artist living and working in Vienna. Born in Vienna in 1951, he worked as a software developer at Siemens for more than 30 years. Since 1994 Walter Mikes has been painting regularly. After a period of reorientation, he acquired a studio in 2012 and dedicated himself to painting.

In his studio as well as during numerous workshops and journeys with artists like Bernhard Vogel, Jos Biersack, Wang Shu, Emil Waldmann, Lisa Kunit, Siegfried Karrer, Gerlinde Kosina, Alfred Hansl, Robert Zielasco or Sieglinde Wagner, Walter explored various subjects, materials and painting techniques in depth.

His works are shown in numerous exhibitions in Austria and abroad (e.g. Florence, Verona, Zurich, London).

"When I 'm painting, I'm often in a state of deep meditation and my brushstrokes don't follow a plan. My hand seems to move by itself. As if from a distance, I curiously observe what is happening while an intensive dialogue is going on between me and my artwork.

After finishing my work it sometimes appears strange to me, as if I didn't paint it myself. Often it will only speak to me after a few days and makes me aware of a theme that was only subconsciously present until it found it's expression in my painting."


June 21 - 29, 2019: "Biennale Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea della Versilia" - Villa Gori, Massarosa

June 15 - July 4, 2019: "Metamorphose" - Galerie Karouzou, Zurich

June 7 - 19, 2019: "facè ARTS Verona" - Chiesa San Pietro Incarnario, Verona

April 29 - Mai 6, 2019: "Autografi" - Galleria Merlino, Florence

April 21 - 27, 2019: "London - On Tour" - The Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London

April 17 - 27, 2019: "Visionario" - Galleria Merlino, Florence

April 9 - 16, 2019: "Trasformazioni Stilistiche" - Galleria Merlino, Florence

April 1 - 8, 2019: "Tra Regula e Fantasia" - Galleria Merlino, Florence

March 21 - 31, 2019: "Lo Spirituale nell'Arte" - Galleria Merlino, Florence

February - March 2019: "Is there a way back?" - The Gallery STEINER, Vienna

Nov 2018 - Jan 2019: "Licht Bilder" - Mo-Energy, Purkersdorf

Oct 24 - 28, 2018: "Wasser - Elixier des Lebens" - Alte Schieberkammer, Vienna

Sept 21 - Oct 12, 2018: "Soziale Hässlichkeit" - Atelier BernARTgasse , Vienna

September 6 - 10, 2017: "Wasser bewegt" - Alte Schieberkammer, Vienna

September 5 - 10, 2017: "Wasser - Elixier des Lebens" - Wasserturm, Vienna

September 1 - 30, 2017:"Traumwelten Teil 3" - Kunstwerkstätte, Vienna

Aug. 29 - Sept. 26, 2017: "Wien und die Kunst" - Bezirksamt Margareten, Vienna

June - Sept. 2017: "Ans Licht gebracht" - Kunstforum Ebendorf, Vienna

May 2017: "Traumwelten" - Kunstwerkstätte, Vienna

March 2017: "Alles fliesst" - Gallery "Stilgalerie" Wien - Video of Opening

December 2016: ReArte Gallery Wien

October 2016: Participation in Milano Art Contest 2016

September 2016: „Luxury and War“, Gallery „Fünf vor zwölf“, Vienna

2007: Publication in the international Calendar of Siemens PSE

2006: Gallery "Weihergut" Salzburg (charity, group)

1996 und 1999: Siemens Vienna (solo)

Contact (Imprint)

DI Walter Mikes
Waidhausenstrasse 8/21
1140 Wien

facebook:, @ArtStudioVienna


The Gallery STEINER, Vienna

ArtExpertise, Florence

Galerie Karouzou, Zurich

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