1981 born in nuernberg/germany
2003 – 2006 grand tour
2007 sotheby's institute of art / london
since 2008 full-time working as an artist
2015 – 2018 study of painting in the masterclass of markus lüpertz
2018 appointment to master student (meisterschüler) of markus lüpertz
I am interested in both the space where shapes and colours meet in an image and the one behind all that, the space which is discernible only obliquely, if at all. That which is not spoken but is therefore not less present in a room is of greater importance.
The aim is to create a tension, a vibration of the whole, by conveying colours and shapes correctly. With special focus on the interfaces between individual parts and divining that which is only partially visible. Ultimately, this creates a self-contained space which can only function through the interaction and communication of all parts.
This is the concept I try to give new shape to in my pictures again and again. The desired whole is achieved by the superimposition of layers of paint and the individual background images becoming partially visible. For me, the decisive factor is the dialogue between the different layers of colour, both between the background painting and the colour layers superimposed on it and between the colour fields juxtaposed in the uppermost layer. In this process, I design the shapes of the top layer of paint as needed. At the beginning of my engagement with this concept, I relied almost exclusively on the square shape. Over the years, I realised that in many situations an expanded concept of shape can be advantageous.
In recent years, my development has moved away from the abstract image solution towards increasingly concrete forms. Realistic, naturalistic image solutions have become conceivable.