PAST & FUTURE
My painting has no final status, it develops, finds new and exciting directions over and over. It is always a previousness, a forward and normally it happens intuitively. As if I’m starting yet, my mind feels like a cat on a hot tin roof and overflows with a vast number of new ideas. A question of timing and resources and of course of priorities as an artist. I do it my way and I love this flood of creative conceptions. In several cases only rough drafts, in other cases very concrete by now. In the following I list a few interesting projects, already realized or planned as an upcoming event.
THE SEELOW HEIGHTS IN THE EARLY HOURS OF APRIL 16. 2013. 150 x 120 x 2 cm. acrylic and oil on canvas
16th of April 1945… Seelow, a small German town, seat of the Märkisch-Oderland in Brandenburg, at the western site of the Oderbruch, only 70 km (40 miles) east of Berlin. This area was the location of the Battle of the Seelow Heights between the Soviet Army and the German Wehrmacht from 16-19 April 1945. The last extensive battle of World War II in the field, the collapse of the German east front, the opening phase of the Battle of Berlin. More than one million mainly Belorussian and German men on both parts of the front. The outgoing of the war was already obvious, only a question of weeks, maybe days. But they attacked the heights 4 days and nights, defended the defensive position with last resolution. The pictures remain: the senselessness of senseless dying, the apathy of death, the mechanism of war, blame and innocence, order and obedience, the pictures of glory, fame, but also megalomania and crime… that all against the background of the beautiful Brandenburgian nature in spring.