Drawing = Writing = Scratching = Structure = Image = Text = History.
My artistic practise currently can be described by this equation. When I draw, I write and when I write, I paint - the graphical font is getting a picture such as printmaking or painting. I draw, paint, write, print - I scratch my brush gestures on paper, transparency-films or photographs referring to the common origin of writing, drawing and painting. â€žGrapheinâ€oe (gr.) especially means: dig, scratch, carve and then write. Thousands of years before the first known paintings human started to create graphic symbols, which were not applied to surfaces, but were dug and scratched into these surfaces. Even today the tradition of tattooing tells something about the magical power of the graphical, which is carved into ones own skin - unsolvable linked with the human body and human nature as a carrier of signs. My work can be seen as an extension of my body. My extended skin / surface - is outside of my body - carries my inner artistic vision - reflecting my inner life, whether I like it or not. So all available surfaces become extensions of my skin - painting, drawing, printing, photography - written, scratched words - mixed media, as a differentiation of media would not be correct. All these artistic media is mixed in a cross-over, all available surfaces of artistic activity become a replacement skin that bears my inner artistic vision gestural-expressive, almost explosive outward.
In the (theoretical) background the focus is on the conceptual appropriation and investigation of different materials, medias, forms and structures, which always exercise a certain pressure towards me, which I shall withstand - the structure, the formal, the conditions. Each medium must find ways to enforce as authentic as possible against the resistance of the material and its specific formal conditions. What can be described figurative or only expressed verbally...? And how can this issue, this conceptual framework be reported with a concrete work?
The integration of my spontaneous expressionism in my conceptual overall context is one of the thrilling elements of my work - a moment of tension, which is also produced from the (seemingly) basic antagonism between artistic expression and theoretical concept.
It is probably one of the most difficult (but important!) approaches of art to bring theory and practice into compliance - this almost impossible duty I have chosen for my current artistic practise.