Josef Bramer’s work is most enchanting through his masterly way of painting. Bramer grew up in Scheibbs im Mostviertel and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, together with Manfred Deix and Gottfried Helnwein. 1971 he graduated from the masterclass of Rudolf Hausner and received the master school prize.
His poetic work is dedicated to nature and beauty and a further focus is on the representation of Kaspar (a kind of clown) in the tradition of a court jester. Like the court jester once did, Kaspar holds up a mirror to the viewer. Thereby Bramer communicates his ideas and thoughts in a subtle way. Often Kaspar appears as a stylised self-portrait with curled hair, red and green striped clothes and white toby collar.
Besides the impressions of the landscape of the Mostviertel in the change of seasons Bramer also was influenced by his adopted home country Korfu. To depict these Bramer used oil colour, water colour and pastel.