Christoph Behrens

light from above

II am pleased that you have landed on my website and hope to be able to arouse your interest

Here you will find some examples of my work, which I was able to create in the course of my life. It gives me pleasure to inspire other people to create artistically. In my ministry as a Catholic priest, I often had the opportunity to promote courage for creativity in the context of various parish initiatives. The possibilities were very diverse. Be it in structural matters, in dealing with biblical themes or be it the liturgical challenge of the church year, the content of which can be developed particularly well in artistic design.  Of course, doing things together also promotes the cohesion of groups in a parish, but it also offered the chance to establish casual contact for socially disadvantaged and sometimes delinquent young people. 

Through my last assignment as a hospital chaplain, I began painting and drawing more intensively again. Through the contact with the borderline situations of human life, especially through the experiences with the Covid patients and their relatives, I found in art a good balance to cope with and overcome the experiences. 

It is a great gift for me that now, in the retreat of my retirement, my interests do not leave a void, but open a new path.

paintings

new

Remembrance Acrylic on canvas,  B80xH100   2020  Private property

Remembrance

Acrylic on canvas, 

B80xH100  

2020 

Private property

I am there acryl on canvas B80xH100 private property  2018

I am there

acryl on canvas

B80xH100

private property  2018

between acrylic on canvas  and cocoa bag B80xH120 2020

between

acrylic on canvas 

and cocoa bag

B80xH120

2020

The robe  of the Savior Acrylic on canvas  and cocoa bag B130xH200    2019
the other view Acrylic on canvas  B60x20     2019

the other view

Acrylic on canvas 

B60x20     2019

pentecost acryl on canvas B80xH100 2020

pentecost

acryl on canvas

B80xH100 2020

ecce oil on fibreboard W40xH70 1977 Private property

ecce

oil on fibreboard

W40xH70

1977

Private property

..shines  in the darkness coloured lacquer/  acrylic on plywood Private property 2018

...shines 

in the darkness

coloured lacquer/ 

acrylic on plywood

Private property

2018

Shroud Acrylic on cocoa bag W65xH80 Private property 2018

Shroud

Acrylic on cocoa bag

W65xH80

Private property

2018

Ez 36,26 Acrylic on canvas W80xH100 Private property 2018

Ez 36,26

Acrylic on canvas

W80xH100

Private property

2018

Eden Acrylic on canvas W70xH90 2019

Eden

Acrylic on canvas

W70xH90

2019

home Acrylic on canvas  B120xH90 private property 2018

home

Acrylic on canvas 

B120xH90

private property

2018

bestowed  Eph 1,3-14 eggtempera  on chipboard B50xH70 private property 1985

bestowed 

Eph 1,3-14

eggtempera 

on chipboard B50xH70

private property 1985

trinity Acrylic on canvas,  W120xH120 2019

trinity

Acrylic on canvas, 

W120xH120

2019

receive Acrylic on canvas 100x130 2021

receive

Acrylic on canvas

100x130

2021

garden acrylic on canvas B120xH80 2020

garden

acrylic on canvas

B120xH80

2020

the dawn  from on high  acrylic on canvas B90xH120 2019

the dawn 

from on high 

acrylic on canvas

B90xH120

2019

rooted acrylic on canvas  and cocoa bag B99xH184 2020

rooted

acrylic on canvas 

and cocoa bag

B99xH184

2020

greed collage/copper/ Acrylic on cocoa bag  private property 120x80 2018

greed

collage/copper/

Acrylic on cocoa bag 

private property

120x80

2018

Curtain Acrylic on canvas W40xH40 2019

Curtain

Acrylic on canvas

W40xH40

2019

come out acrylic on canvas B90xH120 2018

come out

acrylic on canvas

B90xH120

2018

Confidence Acrylic on canvas private property 100x183 2021

Confidence

Acrylic on canvas

private property

100x183

2021

syn odos acrylic on canvas and cocoa bag 180x95cm 2022

syn odos

acrylic on canvas and cocoa bag

180x95cm

2022 

private ownership

good news acrylic on canvas 60x80  September 2022

good news

acrylic on canvas

60x80 

September 2022

thoughts       acrylic on canvas     40x40  September 2022    privat property

thoughts      

acrylic on canvas    

40x40 

September 2022   

privat property

thoughts  of peace acrylic on canvas 40x40  September     2022

thoughts 

of peace

acrylic on canvas

40x40 

September     2022

turned into  dancing  50x40  September 2022

turned into 

dancing


50x40 

September 2022

town acrylic on canvas B100xH120 private property 2020

town

acrylic on canvas

B100xH120

private property

2020

Fabric collage B50xH60 1999

Fabric collage

B50xH60

1999

burning thorn  bush acrylic on canvas 90x120 2023

burning thorn 

bush

acrylic on canvas

90x120

2023

The word has  become flesh  acrylic on canvas B120xH80 2019

The word has 

become flesh


acrylic on canvas

B120xH80

2019

redeemer  eggtempera on limewood/goldleaf B30xH40 private property 1980

redeemer


eggtempera on limewood/goldleaf

B30xH40

private property

1980

vineyad  eggtempera on plywood private property  120x120 1987

vineyad


eggtempera on plywood

private property 

120x120

1987

wind

Acrylic on canvas, 

B60xH20

2022

Image journey

Acrylic on canvas, 

B60xH40 

20203

Discovery

Acrylic on canvas, 

B20xH20 

2023 

confirmation

Acrylic on canvas, 

B20xH10

2023

Private property

10.07.

Acrylic on canvas, 

B82,5xH111

2024

private ownership

instead of flowers

Acrylic on canvas, 

B12xH22

2024

private ownership

little greeting

Acrylic on canvas, 

B12xH22

2024

private ownership

Goodbye

Acrylic on canvas, 

B70xH50

2024

remainder 

of the flood

Acrylic on canvas, 

B90xH120

2024

Przemek Kostors

garden

acrylic on canvas, 

B85xH160

2024

conversation with friends

Akryl on canvas 

80x100

private ownership

confidence

Akcyl on canvas

60x80 

2024

forest of pitures

Acryl on canvas

110x190

2024

private ownership

sparked

acrylic on canvas

B100xH90

2024

collage of emotions

akcyl on canvas

100x60

2024

affection

acryl on canvas

120x90

2024

sparked

acrylic on canvas

B100xH90

2024

Worlds

Acryl on canvas

B60xH80

2024

horizons

acryl on convas, collage

B80xH60

2024

open

acryl on convas, collage

B100xH80

2024

14.06.

acryl on convas, collage

B20xH20

2024

graphics

Wien

Wien

workshop  chapel winfried house Schmiedeberg

workshop chapel Winfried house Schmiedeberg

workshop chapel Winfried house Schmiedeberg

1994

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

projects

"Heavenly  Jerusalem"  Wedding candle

"Heavenly 

Jerusalem"


Wedding candle

Meditation floor  in the old Winfried House  Schmiedeberg

Meditation floor


in the old

Winfried House 

Schmiedeberg

"nautilus" Ecological Kindergarten Gera-Lusan

"nautilus"

Ecological

Kindergarten

Gera-Lusan

Atrium im „nautilus“

Atrium

im „nautilus“

Golgotha"  Sacristy design Gera- Lusan Color varnish on plywood

"Golgotha"


Sacristy design

Gera- Lusan

Color varnish on plywood

"ave" Candle design with street children, Wood left over from kindergarten construction Gera-Lusan

"ave"

Candle design

with street children,

Wood left over from

kindergarten construction

Gera-Lusan

Stations  of the Cross collage Family circle Bischofswerda

Stations 

of the Cross collage

Family circle

Bischofswerda

"Pentecost" Design of the altar in Bischofswerda. Confirmands: Construction foil and  spray paint

"Pentecost"

Design of the altar

in Bischofswerda.

Confirmands:

Construction foil and 

spray paint

Furnishing of washrooms for the RKW in Bischofswerda Built by the Youth

Furnishing

of washrooms

for the RKW in Bischofswerda

Built by the

Youth

Bible House Radebeul Built on the occasion of a harvest festival by children, young people,  Social hours Fallen victim to an arson attack

Bible House Radebeul

Built on the occasion of a harvest festival by children, young people, 

Social hours

Fallen victim to an arson attack

Baptismal font St. Benno Bischofswerda Designed with delinquent young people

Baptismal font

St. Benno Bischofswerda

Designed with delinquent

young people

St. Benno Church Bischofswerda Renovation of the interior by the congregation (Art Deco)

St. Benno Church

Bischofswerda

Renovation of the interior

by the congregation

(Art Deco)

"Creation " Collage during a teacher workshop in Wechselburg

"Creation "

Collage during a teacher workshop in Wechselburg

"Cross" Textile collage Christ the King Radebeul Community work of a family retreat

"Cross"

Textile collage

Christ the King

Radebeul

Community work

of a family retreat

Lenten cloth designed with  confirmands in Radebeul

Lenten cloth

designed with 

confirmands in Radebeul

"Pentecost" Antependium in the Room of Silence University Hospital Dresden

"Pentecost"

Antependium in the

Room of Silence

University Hospital Dresden

"Advent" Antependium in the room of Silence University Hospital Dresden

"Advent"

Antependium in the room

of Silence

University Hospital

Dresden

Tabernacle Room of Silence Dresden University Hospital: Wood from old Workbench, acrylic, gold, rock crystal,

Tabernacle

Room of Silence

Dresden University Hospital:

Wood from old

Workbench, acrylic, gold, rock crystal,

"The Three Dreams of Joseph" Advent Trail University Hospital  Dresden December 2021

"The Three Dreams of Joseph"

Advent Trail

University Hospital 

Dresden

December 2021

"Jesse" The root of Jesse Advent path University Hospital Dresden December 2021

"Jesse"

The root of Jesse

Advent path

University Hospital Dresden

December 2021

"Isaiah" Advent Way University Hospital Dresden December 2021

"Isaiah"

Advent Way

University Hospital Dresden

December 2021

"David" Advent path Dresden University Hospital December 2021

"David"

Advent path

Dresden University Hospital

December 2021

Maria Advent Way Dresden University Hospital 2021

Maria

Advent Way Dresden University Hospital 2021

"Micah" Advent Trail University Hospital Dresden December 2021

"Micah"

Advent Trail

University Hospital Dresden

December 2021

Firewood Chrismas crib

Firewood Chrismas crib

Firewood Chrismas crib

Johannes der Täufer

Joan

contact

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vita

Pastor Christoph Behrens


born 03.05.1954 Dresden


ordained 27.06.1981 Dresden Cathedral


Chaplain in


    Freiberg (1981)


    Riesa (1983)


    Zittau (1986)


Cathedral vicar and youth chaplain (1988)


Parish priest in


    Gera-Süd (1994)


    Dresden-Strehlen (2000)


    Bischofswerda (2002)


    Radebeul (2012)


    Greiz (2015)


Hospital chaplain Leipzig (2016)


Member of the Commission for Liturgy and Art (2019)


Hospital chaplain Dresden (2019)


Contact person for queer-sensitive pastoral in the diocese  (2021)


Chaplain of the Caritas family holiday centre Naundorf (2022)