Thoralf Knobloch is a German painter, born in 1969, Bautzen. He completed his studies at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden, in 1994 under Prof. Ralf Kerbach. In 2003, Knobloch received the Vattenfall Europe art award. In 2005, he among others represented Germany at the Prague Biennale. Knobloch is represented by Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden/Berlin, and Wilkinson Gallery, London. You can find his works featured in multiple online and offline galleries. He currently lives in Dresden.
His works show the ordinary, seemingly trivial moments, observed within the vicinity of the artist, within the familiar streets. Once his attention is attracted, the painter cautiously becomes involved with the motif. Often he returns to vary the focus or perspective of the seen. Hereby, his sight is distant, neutral, but not without sympathy. The constant review of his and our perception of what we call reality adds an observatif character to his work.