* 1971 in Stuttgart, Germany
2022 diploma (Bachelor), Academy of Fine Arts Munich
I was trained as a photographer and after deciding to do art worked on series with an interest in still life, street photography and self portraits. A few years later instead, I mainly used photography as "raw material" to create "paintings" with Photoshop. Objects and other mixed media works soon completed this main body. I wanted each piece to express an inventive originality and a self-explaining pointe similar to some Surrealist positions, but being my own work, not a copy of them.
In recent times I restarted doing figurative painting on paper and canvas. I love working with material. The process of materialization helps me to orientate and become aware of 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 cites. Even if they might address the viewer sometimes in a direct way, they always keep an enigmatic and undefined aspect at the same time.
I prefer a playful, surprising 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 strange ideas coming from the outside world or elsewhere.
I believe that art reveals itself through welcoming the unknown and being present in the moment. By moving forward towards an open destination, I serve a fugitive source of inspiration, an inner wisdom that can unfold within images offered to the mind.
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)
201 1 KRAFT, LANG, HAST & ALTMANN (with Andréas Lang, Martin Hast &
Yehuda Altmann) curated by Nico Anklam, Galerie der Künstler (BBK),
201 1 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