WORKS ON PAPER I : LANDSCAPES
Cities and landscapes that give our inner worlds an outer manifestation. Who determines whom, the environment the humans or the humans the land? This graphic series already contains hundreds of drawings and increases constantly. In most cases these drawings and sketches are independent works and filigree alternative drafts and opposites of my colourful canvas painting. I don’t need pre-outlines or a post-editing in my drawings, it is always the first impulsive impression that takes form. I love the lightness of a sketchy interpretation. I pick up my basic issue – the search of reality by reduction and abstraction – also in this series.
I act with graphite, charcoal and ink, sometimes also with crayon and I mix these materials just as I like. In addition, my drawing œuvre also contains book illustrations and some illustrative remittance works for radio dramas, e.g. “Das Canossa-Virus” (2006, The Canossa-Virus, with Bodo Primus), “Jonas – der letzte Detektiv” (2008, Jonas – The Last Detective, with Peer Augustinski and Uwe Friedrichsen) as well as “Ixplorer 5003 – Captain Ormogs Suche nach menschlicher Intelligenz” (2007, Ixplorer 5003 – Captain Ormog’s Search Of Human Intelligence with Andreas Fröhlich).
WORKS ON PAPER II : NUDES & BODY STUDIES
My figurative drawings studies and nudes about the body and its moves. These drawings have a special importance within my graphic works. The series centres the human being because it doesn’t need more, liberated from decoration and distraction, reduced to the basics. The body as a mirror of an inner deep and true emotionality. And only your own reality tells what you see, what you imagine and what you feel. The nakedness in that context doesn’t mean only vulnerability, it implies also an uprising and force. If you keep an eye on the body as a landscape, you detect the beauty and intensity in every little breath and move. 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. The drawings of this series admit to an intensive life, and I normally use graphite, charcoal and ink on handmade paper for that graphic picture language.