Contrasts

Between all the house restoration work, I had time to do another painting. When doing a full house restoration we really start from the bottom, removing everything what was added to the original structure of house, leaving us with bare walls, without floors and ceilings, left with the rough, basic foundation. When we are done ...

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Storage for my paintings

Space to store my paintings wasn’t a real problem as I nearly sold everything after a short while, but not all, of course ūüėČ Those paintings which are still with me I put back in big cartons and shuffled them around in our cave. But then, we had a water problem and it was just ...

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A new painting

After a long pause, caused by a water damage in my little atelier and due to lots of renovation work, I started painting again. This time, I layered oil paints over ash and washed them away again and again to create subtle effects. It’s a play of appearing and disappearing, of strong presence and nebulous ...

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Casein-Lime Paint

It`s already seven years since we constructed a new spiral staircase for our house. Hagen built a wooden skeleton and I put gypsum on it, layer by layer, until it looked like an elegant, old staircase. The final surface was plastered with a mix of lime, gypsum, pigments and protected with savon noir. One can ...

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Kunst & Kommerz

Wie vermutlich jeder K√ľnstler, m√∂chte ich meine Arbeiten nicht nur zeigen, sondern auch verkaufen. Das klappt ganz gut √ľber Ausstellungen, also offline, und manchmal eben auch online. Zu Beginn meiner K√ľnstlerkarriere hatte ich hier einen Shop (woocommerce) integriert. Das stellte sich als ein wenig √ľberdimensioniert heraus. Ich hab die Erfahrung gemacht, dass die meisten Menschen ...

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Steadiness

Making that painting was a real struggle for me, on the one hand technically and on the other hand emotionally. I used different blue pigments in different solvents which still reacted with each other long time after I decided the painting is ready, but not in the desired way. The components changed colours and structures ...

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Undecided

In the 18th century, quinine, obtained from South America was the expensive medicine used to treat Malaria. Because of the high costs, chemists were experimenting to develop a synthetic equivalent, so did W.H.Perkin. He did not succeed in creating quinine out of coal tar but accidentally discovered the colour mauve. I combined violet pigments with ...

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Mein Sonnenhut

Vor ein paar Wochen, w√§hrend einer Diskussion √ľber Nachhaltigkeit, Sparen und Konsum, hat mich jemand gefragt, wie alt mein √§ltestes Kleidungsst√ľck ist. Damals habe ich geantwortet, dass ich mir 1994 ein Kleid gekauft habe, welches ich noch immer besitze und anziehe (ein klassisches Etuikleid und so gar nicht altmodisch). Letztes Wochenende jedoch, hab ich ein ...

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Winter

I like to experiment with different materials over and over again and try out how they react to each other. For this painting I mixed blue and white pigments with cold beeswax and acrylic, applied all in countless layers on canvas and the result fits perfectly to the time of the year. Actually, I did ...

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