Born in the former Soviet Union during the empire’s decline, Artur Scheifler is part of a disenchanted generation for which the illusory promises of the communist regime make no longer sense. Having a German and Russian heritage (his mother being Russian and his father’s German background – being part of the German population that immigrated to Russia under the empire of Catherine II), Artur has been confronted, since his early years, with a cultural duality and ambiguity for in Russia he was considered as a German and vice versa. This situation would become, later on, a source of inspiration for his artistic work.

Artur undertakes his studies in Art (drawing and painting) and is faced with the influence of the « communist realism » that is very peculiar to the Soviet decorative arts. Inspired by his Russian grandmother, former dressmaker, he, then, develops interest for fashion. Short after the fall of the Berlin wall, his family leaves Moscow and settles in Berlin. During his teenage years Artur discovers the capitalist society he lives in and he immediately embraces his German-Russian identity. Sir Dietrich Grabas, German artist, teaches him a liberated, abstract art where he discovers the freedom of creativity with no restraints. He obtains his degree as a « Fashion designer » from the Institute of Fashion and Couture, Berlin. Being very insatiable in the curiosity of other cultures, Artur travels the world since he was a young boy.

Seduced by the French « savoir vivre », Artur decides to settle in Lyon, where he studies French and learns more about the French culture. After a brief moment working for Max Chaoul, he concludes his studies at the Fashion University of Lyon. Requested in Paris for his various and innumerous talents, he works as a freelance for different « maisons de couture » such as Louis de la Falaise & Louis Vuitton amongst others. But his talent, his need for artistic independence and freedom to develop his own « haute-couture » creations, as well as his paintings, drives him to fly solo. Back in Lyon, where he stayed for 5 years, Artur starts a political-art movement. His first exhibition as a painter, called « POLITIKA », takes place in architectural and historical monuments of the city. His work is immediately appreciated in Berlin and in Lyon and he quickly captures the curiosity of art lovers and potential art collectors.

Now Artur is back in his favorite town, Berlin, where the demand from his international clientele keeps rising. Apart from his work as a painter Artur continues to amaze his feminine clientele with his fashionable and enchanted « haute-couture » gowns. His flourishing success encouraged him to create his own eponymous brand, « ARTUR SCHEIFLER », where fashion and art walk hand in hand.


Love is never tired of waiting; love is kind; love has no envy; love has no high opinion of itself, love has no pride;

Love’s ways are ever fair, it takes no thought for itself; it is not quickly made angry, it takes no account of evil;

It takes no pleasure in wrongdoing, but has joy in what is true;

Love has the power of undergoing all things, having faith in all things, hoping all things.

Love has no end.

Bible, 1 Corinthians, chapter 13


The art of Artur requires no validation for it validates itself.

One cannot easily categorize Artur. He pursues his own aesthetic intuitions. There is a constant duality in his work. He works with a wide range of colours in line with expressionism or black and white using shades of grey. Geometrical shapes are contrasted by an all-encompassing dissolution of shapes. His artwork is best characterised by the interplay between different colour densities and reliefs. The courage of his work is illustrated by a fast and confident brushstroke, which is reflected in his love for details. Artur divides his understanding and interpretation of light in reflecting shades.

His strong symbolism comes to live in the artful dispute between abstract and figurative. Artur’s art exhibits realism through detours. His characters are the products of dreams, encounters and moments of enlightenment. Often mere instants suffice to create emotions powerful enough to last for eternity. Fleeting beauty is captured so as to immortalize the pleasure inherent to these instants. Through the placement of his characters in a fantasy context, Artur stimulates the senses and inspires a process of thought. His political, historical and religious vision is visible through his feelings and revelations.

Passion, love and seduction form the essence of his creativity.

Artur’s never-ending imaginary capacity is sketched in various drawings. In this context, Mother Nature has a divine connection to mankind. His philosophy and his mythological ideal show his extensive research of the spiritual and metaphysical world. The age-old question of the reasons of existence lay heavy on his soul.

The first moments and the last breaths of the universe…