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* 1971, Germany

 

2022  diploma (Bachelor), Academy of Fine Arts Munich

 

 

 I trained as a photographer because I always basically was interested in making images. But in contrary to the routine of working in series, I began to manipulate my images with Photoshop and made them painterly single works with a narrative pointe. Later I felt the need to expand my work into 3d and  did objects and mixed media stuff, too.

 During my academic studies I finally turned back to my roots and focussed on doing figurative painting on paper and canvas. Working with different material helps me to stay grounded, in touch with my skills and aware of my true motivations. By now, recently, I love to expand my work into large formats consisting of several parts, which push the spacial limits of my studio and cannot be viewed in complete dimension during the process of creation.

 My paintings are charged with symbolics, narrative layers and stylistic citings. They address the viewer in a direct way but somehow keep a secret at the same time. 

 I make use of a lot of different input to build my palette of images. It's an adventure where I can meet with hidden aspects of myself and ideas originating from the outside world. I can experience the work's progress as a  kind of growing personal awareness.

 My work is about dephts, fears, gaps and difficulties - existential matters of fact which are often hard to face but provoke an inner development. I would say that there is no true movement or true life without considering its whole dimension.

 I prefer a playful and varied approach to doing art. I don't like to repeat a certain technique, concept or subject. It's just about choosing them properly for every new project and staying curious and open to the process - the needs and dynamics of the work itself.


exhibitions


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,

              Bremen


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),

              Munich

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


awards


2007   recognition award of the 3rd International Marianne-Brandt

             Competition, category photography

collections


              private collections

2015    Center of Studies for Art Publications, Weserburg Museum für moderne

              Kunst, Bremen


stipends


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