In 1831 Honoré de Balzac wrote a short story, “The Unknown Masterpiece,” in which he invented the abstract painting. Almost 200 years later, writer Ingo Niermann
tries to follow in his footsteps to imagine a new epoch-making artwork. Together with the artist Erik Niedling he starts searching for the future of art and, seeking advice, meets key figures of the art world.
Erik Niedling (born 1973 in Erfurt, Thuringia) is a German artist.
Writer and journalist Ingo Niermann was born in 1969 in Bielefeld, Germany.