|I am very pleased to welcome you on my site.
I want to invite you to get a good overview of my work.
From the very beginning my artisitic development has been much influenced by the period of Impressionism and Expressionism of the early 20th century (Fin de Siècle). Its bright range of colours and its vibrating dynamic have always been an important inspiration for me.
Ever since, extremes and areas of conflicts have been central to my artistic work. More precisely: I like to confront static figures to an emotional dynamic.
That means, I prefer calm topics – a portrait or a classical snapshot – and I try to work out the emotional side of the figure through vibrating often highly contrasting colours or a variety of stroke widths.
In some cycles of my work the effect of depth through strong light/dark contrast is pointedly renounced. As well as a detailed work out of the background. The motive often seems to be isolated or becomes blurred with the background almost to one layer.
For me the authenticity of the figure is very important.
By the use of mimic accentuation, the change of colours and structures as well as the employment of lights and shadows, the obvious topics of my work are given a vividness which hides a secret inside. Now the interested observer is invited to discover it for himself.
I wish you much pleasure with my art. If you have any questions or need some information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
|* 1969||in Bad Homburg (Frankfurt/Main), Germany; Austrian nationality|
|1990-95||Study of painting in the class of Prof. Arik Brauer and Prof. Josef Mikl at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.|
|1994/1995||Educational trips to New York.|
|1997/1998||Educational trips to PR China (including Beijing and Hong Kong).|
|2006||Teaching art at Nanjing Arts Institute, Nanjing, PR China.|
|2007/2008||Visiting professor, Art Department of Nanchang University, Nanchang, PR China.|
|Since 2011||Being in charge of art workshops for disabled and mentally handicapped persons organized by the "ÖHTB Aichholzgasse Vienna". The Austrian Relief Organization for People Who Are Deafblind and People with Significant Vision and Hearing Impairments (ÖHTB: Österreichisches Hilfswerk für Taubblinde und hochgradig Hör- und Sehbehinderte)|
|2013||Being in charge of an art workshop for the art studio "KunstRaum Sonnensegel Vienna", powered by "pro mente Vienna".|
Living and working in Vienna, Austria.
Single shows (selection):
|2008||"Heeresgeschichtliches Museum", (Museum of Military History), Vienna, Austria|
|2005||"Relais & Chateaux Hotel Jagdhof", Neustift/Tyrol, Austria|
|2004||"Galerie Freiraum" (gallery), Jenbach/Tyrol, Austria|
|2000||"Neue Wiener Werkstätte" (design/furniture supply store), Vienna|
|1996||"Energiecomfort GmbH" (company), Vienna|
|1995||"Czech Cultural Centre", Vienna|
|1995||"Galerie Springer" (gallery), Vienna|
|1994||"Otto-Wagner Pavillon", Karlsplatz, Vienna|
Group shows (selection):
|2006||Nanjing Arts Institute, Nanjing, PR China|
|2003||"Vienna International Centre", Vienna|
|2002||"Health Centre Döbling", Vienna|
|2000||"Austria Centre", (Vienna International Centre)|
|2000||University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna|
|1999||Rovereto, Italy; on initiative of the Austrian-Italian Society|
|1996||Trento, Italy; on initiative of the Austrian-Italian Society|
|1995||"Historischer Wasserturm" (Historical Water Tower), Vienna|
|1995||"Raiffeisen Zentralbank, Kunstplattform 1995" (art show of the bank "RZB" in cooperation with The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber), Vienna|
|1994||"Schloss Schlosshof" (castle), Lower Austria|
|1994||"Multi Media Arts Gallery", New York City, USA|
|1994||"Galerie Kass" (gallery), Innsbruck, Austria|