L A N D S C A P E S
PAPER WORKS I – CITIES AND LANDSCAPES.
My drawings about cities and landscapes, which give our interior worlds an outward appearance. Who determines whom, the country the people or the person the country? This graphic work series consists of hundreds of drawings and sketches and is growing steadily. For the most part, they are independent works and filigree counter-designs, alternative drafts and opposites to my colorful canvas paintings. It does not require either an outline or post-processing, but it is the only impulsive first impression that takes shape. And I love the lightness of the sketchy interpretation. My fundamental theme – the search for reality through reduction and abstraction – I also touch on in my drawings.
In this work series, I mainly work on handmade paper and with graphite, charcoal and ink, occasionally with chalk. I allow myself to mix these materials as needed. In addition, my graphic œuvre also includes illustrative commissioned works for professional radio play productions and for marketing measures, e.g. for The Canossa Virus (2006) with Bodo Primus, Jonas the Last Detective (2008) with Peer Augustinski and Uwe Friedrichsen and Ixplorer 5003 – Captain Ormog’s Search for Human Intelligence (2007) with Andreas Fröhlich.
B O D Y S T U D I E S
PAPER WORKS II – PEOPLE, ACT AND BODY STUDIES.
My figurative studies or nudes about the body and its movements. Within the graphic works they are of particular importance. The drawings in this series put man himself in the center, nothing else, without decoration or distraction. The body as a mirror of an inner world of feelings, and only one’s own perception of reality determines what one feels and sees. The nude for me means not only vulnerability, but also rebellion and strength. The body as landscape carries beauty and intensity with every breath and in every movement. That’s a mystery and an answer too, the nature and a part of the genesis. Passion as the engine that enables us to move mountains, to break out of routines and to feel and to interact stronger. These drawings profess an intense life. As with my other graphic works, so I act here with graphite, coal and ink and mainly on handmade paper.