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What moves me as a painter, as an artist, the inside and the outside, my past and current creative way…

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1/ HERE I SIT, FORMING HUMANS (PROMETHEUS).
HIER SITZ‘ ICH, FORME MENSCHEN (PROMETHEUS).
2014. 150 x 120 x 2 cm. acrylic and oil on canvas

Here I sit, forming humans
In my image;
A race, to be like me,
To suffer, to weep,
To enjoy and delight themselves,
And to mock you –
As I do!

Poem by the German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1779), 7th and last verse, in which the character of the mythic Prometheus addresses God (as Zeus) in misotheist accusation and defiance. It is an important work of the German “Sturm und Drang“ movement. The poem was set to music by J. F. Reichardt, Schubert, Hugo Wolf and others.

 

2/ LET US BUILD A NEW JERUSALEM.
LASS UNS EIN NEUES JERUSALEM ERBAUEN.
2013. 150 x 120 x 2 cm. acrylic and oil on canvas

At the end of the Apocalypse, after the final battle between God and the Devil with God as victor, a new city is born: the New Jerusalem (also “Heavenly Jerusalem“). There are 12 gates made of pearls and gold, and the river of the Water of Life flows. Ex: New Testament, Book of Revelation