Just before we debut our Neuschwansteiner 0.33l bottle in London, we received these fabulous pictures from our friend, painter and architect Tiago Azevedo from Cannes. Whilst Neuschwanstein castle is surrounded by snowy mountains, we enjoy the sight of our Neuschwansteiner bottle at the beautiful French Riviera.


Tiago Azevedo, born on the Azores islands amongst the mystique of the fog and fantastic landscapes that stimulate creativity and inspiration, lives in Munich, and was already a great ambassador for our Neuschwansteiner brand at the recent vernissage of our friend Albrecht Behmel at Caoussel du Louvre in Paris. Even some more impressions…



We love Tiagos latest idea of organising his next exhibition in New York involving talented artists to exhibit with him. He put that information on his facebook and surely must have received many requests as he is very highly rated and valued.


Upon his graduation as an architect, he worked in Portugal and Germany, having several important projects in his portfolio such as the restoration of the Bayerischer Hof Hotel in Munich. Even though painting has always been his passion and driving force, it was his understanding of form and proportion that led him to follow his true passion for painting and turn it into a career, discovering the value of pursuing his dreams.

neuschwansteiner-in-cannes-tiago-azevedo-french-riviera-11He has participated in numerous exhibitions in cities all over the world and has won the respect of the public and international art critics. Tiago has exhibited at the Louvre in Paris, as well as in Rome, in an event sponsored by Vatican – which is a perfect match for the religious aspect of his art – and also in New York, what brought him together with artists, galleries, publishers and art collectors from all around the world.

His inspiration and themes are mostly related to religion and fantasy, including the tales of The Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. The Baroque also fascinates him for its contrast and dramatic effect, which he combines it with a fantastic contemporary aesthetic.

At a technical level what fascinates him the most is classical oil painting and his work can be stylistic integrated into Pop Surrealism for it combines contemporary concepts with classical techniques from the great masters of the art world.


Beyond the art exhibitions, Tiago is working on his first illustration book. This arose from the need to compile his paintings in a format that could convey the literary component of his work: the tales and fables that we all grew with.

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He has been compared to Margaret Keane and states that the comparison may arise from the enlargement of the eyes, which makes it easier to transfer the emotion to the canvas. His artwork can be defined as a way to transform his visions and dreams into matter, being that painting is for Tiago the most direct and effective way to express himself.


Tiago’s investment in art exceeds his own work as his art gallery has helped other artists finding the strategy and strength to build a successful career and participate in important international art exhibits.

Some more information about Tiago Azevedo:


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Inga Stracke
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