* 1971, Germany
2022 diploma (Bachelor), Academy of Fine Arts Munich
I was trained as a photographer but then mainly used photography as a "raw material" to create "paintings" with Photoshop. Objects and other mixed media works soon completed this main body. I wanted each piece to have a narrative point of its own instead of just being minor to a theoretical concept.
In recent times I turned to figurative painting on paper and canvas. I love working with material in different ways, let's say in a rather "classy" style. The process of materialization helps me to focus on my true motivations. It keeps me grounded and in touch with my skills.
My work provides many possibilities of interpretation and layers of formal presence. It's charged with symbolics and speaks directly to the viewer, on the other hand it keeps an enigmatic and undefined aspect. Although there is a stylistic proximity to Surrealism, Symbolism, Magical Realism and other examples of painting, I do make my own images using from history whatever suits me thereby. The way each work is done remains a consequence of the concerns while making.
I prefer a playful and varied approach to doing art, not to be fixed to a certain media, concept or subject. My practise is an adventure where I can meet with hidden aspects of myself and ideas originating from the outside world, the work's progress or elsewhere. By leaving developments open, I serve a fugitive source of inspiration which endlessly offers images to the mind. It's about listening to the surroundings, about a curiosity towards what is being undetected so far.
I observed that the ability within our digitalised modern human community to cope with problems, difficulties or "negative" feelings and experiences ceases. Instead, to stay "secure", we tend to engage or invest less in relationships or pretend that we can control everything fully. Digital accessibility enables us to always keep the distance which we feel is needed to stay "comfty".
My work is about exactly the dephts, gaps and difficulties we avoid to confront. A statement that there is no true growth or life without considering its whole dimension.
2022 SPATIAL DIALOGUE, Techne Sphere Halle 9, Leipzig
2021 FIRST KISS, Concepting 33, Munich
2021 FRAGEN AN DIE ECHOKAMMER, 100 Jahre Frauen an der AdBK
München, Akademie Galerie, Munich
2020 supermercarto, Dia Galerie, Munich
2019 UNFOLD, Café Clara, Munich (solo)
2017 ARBITRIUM, Fusion Art Gallery, Turin
2017 GOODBYE HORSES, Pilotenkueche, Spinnerei Leipzig
2016 WILD HORSES, Galerie Bipolar, Leipzig
2015 PYGMALEON_ONE, A.P.R. Galerie, Munich
2015 22. AICHACHER KUNSTPREIS, Aichach
2015 IM INNEREN DER STADT, Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst,
2015 WHAT MISSES NAMES, Munikat projekte, Munich
2013 SIMPLE TRUTH, Rathausgalerie I Kunsthalle, Munich
2013 ACSA Show, Autocenter art space, Berlin
2012 presentation of catalogue KRAFT, LANG, HAST & ALTMANN, Nusser &
Baumgart Contemporary, Munich
2012 WELCOME TO MY WORLD, Galerie für Widerstreit, Munich (solo)
2011 KRAFT, LANG, HAST & ALTMANN (with Andréas Lang, Martin Hast &
Yehuda Altmann) curated by Nico Anklam, Galerie der Künstler (BBK),
2011 TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF, Galerie sono, Munich (solo)
2010 CRASH, rstr#, Munich (solo)
2007 POESIE DES FUNKTIONALEN, 3rd International Marianne-Brandt
Competition, Sächsisches Industriemuseum, Chemnitz
2006 SELBSTSICHT - DER SCHRITT INS BILD, Darmstädter Tage der
Fotografie, Museum Künstlerkolonie, Darmstadt
2007 recognition award of the 3rd International Marianne-Brandt
Competition, category photography
2015 Center of Studies for Art Publications, Weserburg Museum für moderne
2020 atelier stipend, city of Munich
2020 Erwin und Gisela von Steiner Stiftung, Munich
2021 "Junge Kunst und neue Wege" work stipend, Bavarian State Ministry of
Science and the Arts