Veit Schmidleitner was born in Ludwigshafen, Germany in 1985. From 2008 – 2011 he studied graphic design in Marbella, Spain. Back in Germany he worked as a post producer for photography and film and started working with metal through his father and mentor Günter De Rosa.
With a background in car varnishing, photography, film and graphic design, Schmidleitner assisted other artists to complete their works with his knowledge of colour and steel.
While working on commissions, Schmidleitner developed a way to merge laser cutting with his unique painting technique, enabling colours and shapes to form their own visual language, which commonly depicts religious and social occurrences. He uses cryptographic elements to develop a story which is not being told, but rather needs to be questioned and interpreted. Colours are given a specific meaning and are coupled with theme and presentation. With the different behaviours of a painting’s surface, the viewer is exposed to its own reflection and is thus interacting with the form and the colour of the artwork.