Writer, Painter and Artist
Hamburg, Germany

Mission, Passion, and Vision

Three lines

The mission of Rafael R. Pilsczek is clear: change the world and make it better. His passion is in his nature: gift love to the people, and you will be rewarded by love from the people. The vision is a never ending story: peace, peace, peace.

Movies & Films

"The New and Never Ending Walk in Times of Crisis and Holy Love" Trailer No. 1. Relesase from April 12th of 2020. Director: Simon Clemens. Music: Nils Kleefeld. Production: Rafael R. Pilsczek. All Rights reserved and protected by Law.


"The New and Never Ending Walk in Times of Crisis and Holy Love" Trailer No. 2. Release from February 15th of 2021. Director: Simon Clemens. Music: Nils Kleefeld. Production: Rafael R. Pilsczek. All Rights reserved and protected by Law.


"The New and Never Ending Walk in Times of Crisis and Holy Love" Trailer No. 3. Release from June 21th of 2022. Director: Simon Clemens. Music Consultant: Nils Kleefeld. Production: Rafael R. Pilsczek. All Rights reserved and protected by Law.


Books written by Rafael Robert Pilsczek

Der Mond hinter der Sonne

Die Antwort des Hamburger Schriftstellers und Malers Rafael R. Pilsczek auf den Krieg in Europa und auf die gewachsenen Gefahren in der Nähe und in der Welt ist es nicht, auf die Gegenwart mit einer gegenwärtigen Antwort zu antworten.

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An der Bar von Rufus

Willkommen an Bord! Auf einem Schiff, das mehr zu bieten hat, als sich auf den Liegestühlen beim Pool in die Sonne zu legen oder im Casino sein Geld zu verspielen.

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Billie B. Shelter in China

Billie B. Shelter war eine junge Bloggerin aus Berlin. Das B. stand für Bowie. David Bowie. Sie war dreiundzwanzig Jahre alt. Als sie ins Gefängnis von Beijing geworfen wurde.

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Lance und Joffe

Rafael R. Pilsczek beschreibt in seinem neuen Roman die heutigen Sicherheiten und Unsicherheiten des Lebens in offenen Gesellschaften.

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Die Anglerin

Als wie wenn das Leben am See und in der Welt doch nur schön, so friedlich wäre und es doch allein so nicht ist. Dies sagt sich ausgerechnet Renate Szymanski, die die Welt lieben gelernt hatte.

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Meine West End Story

Bleibt der Westen so erhalten, wie wir ihn kannten? Sind seine Werte in großer Gefahr in dieser Zeitenwende?

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Hier ist die junge Maria, eine aufstrebende Geigerin in Ost-Berlin, und dort ist die chilenische Tango-Tänzerin in New York, die ausgerechnet auch Maria heißen muss.

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Groß werden

Der Hamburger Schriftsteller Rafael Robert Pilsczek legt mit Groß werden ein Werk vor, das sowohl Gedichte als auch Lieder zum vielfältig gedachten Thema des Groß-Werdens versammelt.

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Meine West End Story (Band II)

Bleibt der Westen so erhalten, wie wir ihn kannten? Sind seine Werte in großer Gefahr in diesen Jahren? Hier sind alle gesammelten Reportagen zu lesen.

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Mit dem Drama „Kriegskinder“, einem Zweipersonenstück mit Latina vor dem Hintergrund der steten Frage, ob Demokraten zu Barbaren werden müssen, um sich der Barbaren zu erwehren.

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"Friedenskinder" beschreibt vor dem Hintergrund von 70 Jahren Frieden in den (west-)deutschen Generationen die stete Gefährdung der Abwesenheit von Krieg,

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Wie ich 10 Tausend Menschen Nahe kam

Ein Ratgeber, eine Biografie, ein besonderes Leben. Kurz gesagt: "Wie ich 10 Tausend Menschen nahe kam."

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Mehr Sein als Schein

Mehr Sein als Schein - dieser Sammelband von Texten des deutschen Kommunikationsexperten Rafael Robert Pilsczek und seinem Team beschreibt die Welt aus der Sicht der PR Manager und PR Berater, die von der Firmenkultur der PR-Firma PPR Hamburg geprägt worden sind.

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The Old Epoch of Paintings by Rafael R. Pilsczek

The Old Epoch of Paintings of No Moves of Any Souls. The No Where ***Not F*unny But Anywhere Bad Times of eleven Years Minimum***. All Sadness and Badness to Be Found while Watching the Paintings and while Reading in Books of Mine.

Timeline: Paintings (2011/01 to 2020/02).


The New Epoch of Paintings by Rafael R. Pilsczek

The New Epoch of Paintings Unfolds its Power (beginning in February 2020) of Somebodies that set their Mind, Spirit and Bodies free, finally.

Paintings are Made After The Day Force th of February 2020 here in Germany, and Beginning in The Middle of The Worldwide Forseen Shock Break of 02/2020. (This is Not a Hollywood Movie. This is The Real World.)


Photos by Bettina Meyer

All photos of Mr. Pilsczek as artist, painter and other are only made by Bettina Meyer, Hamburg, in cooperation with him. All photo rights reserved by Bettina Meyer, the only photographer of Mr. Pilsczek and protected by law. Other taken photos of him are of no allowance to be published and are protected by law.



Moving evenings

People love Rafaels readings and the energizing space for dialogue and audience participation. All presentations are based on the value of open-minded discussions and exchange of insights. The goal is always to move people, learn from one another, share moments of engaged conversation. Whether the content of the stories touches on sadness or warm, personal experiences, they are told from a place of love and acceptance.

Where to go

There have been already many presentations and readings of his work. Mostly, these have been in both small and big towns around Germany and New York City. Invite Rafael R. Pilsczek into your home, university, literature house, libraries or whenever you would want to create an intimate gathering for the open and inspiring exchange of ideas on art and society that will make everyone feel a part of the evening.  


Arts & Beats – The Video

The 5th Arts & Beats by Pilsczek & Manzel & Buddenhagen took place in Hamburg-Winterhude in the premises of the Buddenhagen branch on Saturday, 23 November 2019. After a great success of the first four Arts & Beats with numerous guests, wonderful food/cooking shows as well as a lot of good art and music we were very happy that Arts & Beats has experienced a fifth evening with more than 130 guests. Together with great photographers and artists, Rafael R. Pilsczek also presents his own paintings in a good place in Hamburg and makes room to combine politics, economy and arts. Arts and Beats is invented and founded by Rafael R. Pilsczek and organized with his friends Kay Manzel and André Buddenhagen. The 6th AaB in the beginning of 2023 again was a big success. We all were very thankful to repeat our concept after three years of sleep 'cause of the pandemic times. Now, the question is: Are you joining us at the 7th AaB? Do you want to be part of a nice new and neverending arts story? If, don't hesitate to send a note to my agent, please.

We steal the show

For those of you interested in an evening of visual arts, invite Rafael to show his paintings. Whether we gather at a gallery, a bank, or in nature, the magic and relevance of art will be in the air and the discussions. There is an epic painting culture to unleash. His art tells stories that will resonate with our daily and historic times. Martin Fischer from Luebeck, Germany is Rafaels artistic mentor. Together, they explore topics such as art in the days of digital time, the role of the artist in engaging a collaborative experience with the audience, etc. Join in this relevant and important discussion!

Speaker of Excellence

Insights and thoughts

Rafael is well educated and well-travelled. He is a seasoned public speaker who can articulate and engage the audience in a variety of timely topics. After decades of presentations in a number of roles, Rafaels demeanor provokes a palpably engaged, fun and intelligent exchange within the group.  

How to book him

Hamburg, Berlin, New York, Paris, big towns, small towns: we are reminded often of our eagerness to exchange ideas and find an energized inspiration for our work, our relations and our daily life. Rafaels work had been shaped by his deep belief that words matter, narratives matters and art has a center role in how we relate to ourselves and others. Invite him to start new conversations with those around you, be surprised, be inspired, end the evening with new curiosities, carry with you a memorable exchange of honest ideas in a warm, loving, and intelligent gathering celebrating and remembering what we all bring to a group.

Curriculum Vitae

Some facts

Born in 1968. A young reporter for big magazines. An academic, who has studied successfully Politics, German, and Philosophy. A politician of many years. An entrepreneur, who has founded his own company. A volunteer, who has leaded foundations. A writer, who has published books. A painter, who is an artist. Travelled in the whole of europe, in the US, and elsewhere. A leader and somebody, who has served the world well. This is Rafael R. Pilsczek M. A., no big thing, but big thinking.

A pal

Rafael R. Pilsczek loves love, and he loves the heart of people. More than 10 thousands of human beings have met and talked to him. Wherever he has laid down his hat, he has found a home. Married for many years and a proud father of a daughter, he has made his success story in Hamburg, Germany. Arriving there in 1994, he has had only one idea on his mind: go away from your small hometown and conquer the world. He will never leave his hometown Hamburg, but, you know, never say never again.

His teacher

The people he's learned from

The teachers are: Sokrates, Kant, Günter Anders, Karl Popper, and many others. The living teachers are the stars of famous journalism, in politics, and in life. He is surrounded by writers, artists, and thinkers like Elias Canetti, Dashiell Hammett, Albert Camus, and many others. All of them have shown him, what the world is, what the world could be. To become somebody of their world, that is the trigger of the work of him. He will never catch up with the big ones, but that is of no importance of him. Go and leave your child rooms and child places and do something with your life, that is the motto of him. He did quite well.

Bookings and Contact

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Buddies Worldwide

Photos by Rafael R. Pilsczek

Eternal People Art Project