nato/a a Lueneburg
residenza di lavoro/studio: Lueneburg, GERMANY
iscritto/a dal 15 apr 2017
Forming, uncovering, and exploring structures, understood in the broadest sense, constitutes my overriding process and theme. Structures, which lie at the root of every aspect of life, are formed through interactions. This is also the case in an artist's work. My mood and feelings as well as spontaneity and chance play an important role when I am painting and want to develop specific ideas or concepts. For me, a painting is finished when its visual and intellectual configuration results in a solid form and thus identity. My paintings emerge from within this network of interlocking forces of conception, emotion, chance, and construction.
I always work in three phases. Initially I record my ideas and concepts with pencil or coloured crayons on paper. As I translate my ideas into acrylic on canvas, I find that I am creating from two inter-dependent processes. I start with a dynamic and expressive approach and then the contemplative and reflective method responds. Sometimes the latter takes up the consequences of the former and further develops them. This reflective and emotional formulation takes place spontaneously within the painting.
My engagement with structures sometimes incorporates imprints of everyday objects, such as shards of glass or natural materials, as well as numbers, symbols, and text. Some symbols that I use—for example, the airplanes that appear in various paintings (either painted or as imprints from children’s toys)—can be charged with meaning by their viewers and can represent a threat in today’s global context. These symbols, however, play with ambiguity and can be purposefully understood in a variety of ways. Ultimately, my mixed-media work as an artist is fundamentally defined by abstraction and representation which I use together to create unique visual formations.