De Es Schwertberger was born in 1942 in Gresten, Lower Austria, in a family of teachers.
He studied the painting technique of the Old Masters in Vienna with Ernst Fuchs and is an independent artist since 1962. De Es lived three years in Switzerland and twelve years in New York City. He resides and works again in Vienna since 1986. He has since then had umerous exhibitions and publications.
The artist considers himself to be a seeker, who shows what he has found through “the language of the images”. His message of “meaning and transformation” nds clear and intense expression in his paintings through a precise use of space, light and texture. Schwertbergers themes evolve continously, thus re ecting the rapid transformations of the human “self-image“.
De Es Schwertberger is known worldwide through his Philosopher’s Stone Card Deck, the book Heavy Light, the Planetarian Sculptures and the Dome of Peace project. “My voice is in my paintings, telling stories of the journey of “Getting to the point” where “the inner” and “the outer”, “the one” and “the many”, merge in peace. How close we are - Art can tell."