artist statement

My work has well been characterized as ‘retro for the experienced viewer’. In general works refer to issues like cultural politic design programs, inter-culturality, migration and urbanization or the human condition in general, reproduced with preference to certain laid back design. Imagery in my work is often related to own impressions and experiences from travels or former residence projects in a.o. Leipzig (2014), Hungary (2011), Berlin (2003), Zimbabwe Africa (2000) which get afterwards mixed up or reshaped in search for balance between involved engagement and critical distance.

Concepts of space and time in terms of the mental space of imagination and reflection, as well as the concrete pictorial painterly space and presence itself are in the centre of my work. Painting and drawing are main points of focus, occasionally also installation.

Mostly I stick to simple motifs for paintings: luggage, office chairs, bus shelters, man’s clothing, simple logos, hotel lobbies, offices, or anonymous rooms painted in lazy colours. Works can be regarded as a play between real and unreal or between meaning and non-meaning. Figuration and abstraction coinciding. Words sometimes appear as additional content in grid like structured works: real – here – exit – now.

In my works I like things to be fluid and in motion, nothing to be fixed. Things should not necessarily be in a certain way, several possible views can hopefully coincide in one work. With as ultimate result works that can be regarded as balanced and dissonant at the same time.