theme is and has always been nature. It fascinates me as an artist by its
originality, and also by its diversity. As for the artists of the Romantic
period, the nature surrounding me stands for the all-embracing being, gives me
comfort and strength. Already during my
studies of art I was enthusiastic about the viniculture in my home country. I
wanted to portray the strict geometry with which the vines traverse the
landscape. This is how I came to the linoleum printing technique, which is
still my preferred printing technique today. In search of motifs, I often roam
for hours through the forests of my homeland, collecting impressions,
structures and special features. Then I return to my studio "charged"
with impressions and process and vary them.
development of my theme - whether it is a print or painting - is characterized
by the question of the level of abstraction versus space-creating methods. How many perspective lines are necessary to
communicate an impression of space? Where is it sufficient to have one in front
and one behind the other? And where do I have to intervene creatively to guide
the eye. Which elements must the representation contain, and which color
spectrum must I access in order to take the viewer to my emotional level?
Digital Drawing and Painting
years now I am more and more occupied with digital drawing and painting. Compared
to my previous painting, I have no contact to "real" color, but in
the digital field there are much more and completely different possibilities of
expression than with the classical medium canvas and color. A wide field of
experimentation opened up for me to bring in additional design possibilities
and to play with them.
Hand Printing (Linoleum Printing)
intensive studies in the digital world over the past two years, I wouldn't want
to do without hand printing (linoleum printing). Nothing can replace the smell
of the printing ink and the exciting moment when lifting the paper reveals the
printing result. The result of a hand print reflects in an incomparable way the
individuality of the printer, his psychological state, even the weather on the
day of printing. Each print - despite a printing plate - thus becomes a unique
specimen, which differs from its siblings by the smallest details.
One of my
first works in digital technology won first place in the contest for digitalillustrators in July 2020 by rheinwerk Verlag, Bonn, Germany.