Painter Rudi Kargus was born in 1952 in Worms, Germany. From 1971 to 1989 he was known to the world as a professional soccer player, among other teams at Hamburger SV. After his active sports career he turned to painting in 1996.
“I am often asked whether there are similarities between football and art. I answer there is none; the only thing in common is the intensity.” Kargus describes the two worlds that strongly influenced him both in their own way.