My works are to be seen as a creative exploration of internal worlds. The points of intersection between these internal and external worlds give rise to symbols of a magic, sacred character, ciphers that allow the viewer to sense and feel more than is actually expressed. They are archaic and yet timeless, a geometry of the spirit as a reminder of chaos and cosmos. My artworks are executed in a technique which I developed myself, a truly individual technique.
On primed and specially prepared wooden panels, pigments are bonded to each other with glue; light, lucid pigment and glue compounds with a moist, glossy finish are juxtaposed with the rough plaster background. Traces of symbols are created from the application of layers of pigment. The colors have an atmospheric quality that allows one´s gaze to relax, as if looking far into the distance.
Large-scale areas are combined with smaller structures, with elements that appear like ciphers, almost like gestures. Lines are applied with a brush or are notched into the background with a pencil. An important feature is the smooth movement of colour sounds, shapes and bodies on the flat surface to create the three-dimensional illusion.
Born in Karlsruhe, Germany 1972 University entrance qualification 1972 – 1978 Student at State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe 1980 Scholarship from Baden-Württemberg Art Foundation 1982 – 1983 6-month guest stay at Villa Massimo, Rome Since 1975 Various individual and joint exhibitions I live and work in Karlsruhe, Germany. I have art work in collections including Engelhorn-Stiftung, München Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe IBM Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Stuttgart Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart Art collection Stephen Schwartz, New York, USA Exhibitions –
Selection 2019 ARTIFACT Gallery, New York, NYC, USA 2018 Colors of the soul, Galleria 360, Florenz, Italien 2017 L.A. Art Show, Los Angeles, USA 2016 Ex-Stasis, Galleria 360, Florenz, Italien 2016 Artweek Berlin, LDX Artodrome Galerie Berlin 2016 L.A. Art Show, Los Angeles, USA 2015 Edition IV, LDX Artodrome Galerie Berlin 2015 Agora Gallery, New York, NYC, USA 2013 Thurn und Taxis Palais, Frankfurt 2012 25 jähriges Jubiläum Galerie Layher, Freiberg 2012 Biennale kunstArt Bozen, Italien 2011 INTER ART Galerie, Stuttgart 2011 Galerie AMORC, Baden-Baden 2010 Galerie 38 Eigen Art, Karlsruhe 2007 Zeitzeichen, Kunstverein Konstanz 2006 Autoren Galerie, München 2002 Deutsche Bank, Karlsruhe