Gedankenspiele, pen on paper, 21 x 29,7 cm, 2019.
Sixteen sketches of actors during their performance were commissioned by the theater group Let's Play to commemorate their play Gedankenspiele. They are now owned by the actors they depict.
Fluxus, ink and acrylic on paper, 30 x 80 cm, 2014.
I believe that cosmic energy equals creative energy and creative energy equals positive energy. Thus, the positive energy of the universe flows through the artist in the form of creativity and becomes visible through the artist's work.
Fortuna Harlequin, acrylic and watercolour on paper, 30 x 40 cm, 2017.
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players:
they have their exits and their entrances;
and one man in his time plays many parts. - William Shakespeare
Change of perspective: life is a (theatrical) play and we all play individual roles as best as possible. In order to do so, we follow the script of the gamemaster who pulls the strings.
Apoll and Daphne, acrylic, watercolour and fineliner on paper, 70 x 70 cm, 2017.
In his "Metamorphoses", the ancient Ovid tell an ageless story about the two sides of love. Is it innocent and true love, passion, craving, seduction, danger, madness or a balance between the opposites?
Origin I, watercolour and fineliner on paper, 30 x 40 cm, 2015.
All life on earth has its origin in the water. The water being the cradle of life, it should be valued and preserved for we depend on it. Origin I combines the symbolism of Koi fish as yin and yang with indigenous Maori patterns and thus aims to refer to the universality of the element that gave birth to life on earth.
E. Om senior & E. Om junior, pen on paper, 29,7 x 42 cm, 2018.
The central symbol is of course the ॐ (Sanskrit for Om). It is a syllable that has a very warm, deep and comforting sound when it is chanted by, for instance, a group of monks. Hinduists believe that due to its strong vibration it is the connected to the force that created the universe and is an expression for the universal spirit. Despite being the largest mammal on earth, elephants have an incredible emotional intelligence and a highly developed social behaviour, which I believe is in a lot of aspects more sophisticated than our human societies nowadays. The fact that these beautiful creatures are still endangered or not treated species appropriate is an alarming sign. Like so many other non-human animals, they are pushed to the margins and being brought close to extinction by a species that is more a parasite to this earth than any other living form – yes, I’m talking about the human race. Nonetheless, we always have the choice to make a change for the better and it gives me hope that there’s an ever-growing number of people who chose to preserve and are willing to live in harmony with all beings on earth.
Inner Chains | Der Mensch wird frei geboren und überall liegt er in Ketten, pencil and watercolour on paper, 29.7 x 42 cm, 2016.
Mental pain is like invisible chains, who shackle the thoughts and drain one's energy.
I've used the translation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's words "L'homme est né libre, et partout il est dans les fers." [man is born free and everywhere he is in chains] to visualise my weary internal fight against anxiety and panic attacks.
Bessie, pencil on paper, 21 x 29.7 cm, 2013.
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S. Sun & S. Star, watercolour and pen on paper, 21 x 29.7 cm, 2018.
P. Peace & P. Peace, watercolour and pen on paper, 21 x 28 cm, 2018.
Incomplete | Self-Portrait, pencil on paper, 29,7 x 42 cm, 2018.
Why “Incomplete”? Well, because that is how I feel. Also, the picture itself is incomplete, it’s only showing a fragment of myself/my Self.
All the white emptiness fills more than half of the sheet. That’s the real self-portrait. It is where you can find me.
It is the ‘nothing’ out of which everything can be created.
I’m connected to my parents, but I’m also very distinct. For quite a while I haven’t been very pleased with my profile, but gladly I’ve come to realise what a nonsense it is not to accept one’s own body. In fact, the position you see depicted in the drawing is one I often come into when I’m thinking or day-dreaming, and I noticed that the way I pose my hand is almost identical to how I hold a pen/paintbrush in my hand – and yes, I am left-handed.
Originally, I planned to add a second figure, my ‘muse’ kissing me on the forehead, but erased the facial outlines after drawing them. Why? Because it is an illusion. This is me in my space, in solitude, in a state of creative thinking. Although I might have an inspiration from the outside world, the real creative process takes place inside my inner world. The physical artwork, then, is the connection, the symbioses between the inside and the outside reality.