Sitara

Sketches/studies/test arrangements, 2015-2016

The fictional planet “Sitara” in Karl May’s later work served as the title of this work on paper, a research piece on the meaning of the First World War in the visual context of today (see “Journey to the end of the night”/”Happy Birthday”). The central thesis being that the cataclysmic events of First World War created a historic break with the tradition of mythologizing war, and all history, in a cathartic context. The images utilized extend from early Christian adaptation of Celtic symbols to gothic sculpture and architecture, industrialization, exoticism and Indianism of the 1960s of a divided Germany, to the Cyborg as the current manifestation for the inspiration of mythological potential.

Collage 2016
Acrylic paint,
metalic paint,
pencil, 30×38cm

Collage 2016
Acrylic paint,
metalic paint,
pencil, 30×30cm

Collage 2015
Acrylic paint,
metalic paint,
pencil, 30×30cm

Collage 2015
Acrylic paint,
metalic paint,
pencil, 34×24cm,

Bombed Skyline

Collage 2017
Metallic/acrylic paint, pencil, 45×60cm:
Motifs from skylines of bombed out cities
during WW1 just like Arras, Reims, Ypres
and others

Collage 2011
Self-adhesive foil, pencil, 38×60cm:
Skylines of bombed out cities just like Kabul,
Berlin, Liverpool, Richmond and Hiroshima

Collage 2011
Self-adhesive foil, pencil, acrylic, 32×50cm:
Skylines of bombed out cities just like
Warschau, Beirut, Guernica and Düren

Badlands

Collage 2009
Self-adhesive foil, pencil,
acrylic and metallic paint,
34×50cm

Collage 2005/2006
Self-adhesive foil, pencil,
acrylic and metallic paint
27×38cm/
55×76cm

Collage 2003/2004
Self-adhesive foil,
pencil, acrylic paint
27×38cm/
25×40cm

Woodblock printing
2007, Edition of 10
41×78cm

Badlands

Relief 2004-2006
Polystyrene, veneering,
acrylic and metallic paint,
60×125cm

Relief/Collage 2005
Plywood, acrylic spachtel,
pencil, ink
40×120cm

Relief/Collage 2005
Polystyrene, MDF, acrylic
paint, 50×120cm/
snake molt, coloured paper ,
clip-in frames, 30×30cm

Neuromancer

Folding screen 2006-2007
MDF, self-adhesive foil,
polystyrene, c-prints, colour copies,
acrylic surfacer, pencil,
from 170×180cm to 140×220cm,

Folding table 2006-2007
Folding table, veneering,
self-adhesive foil,
from 45×64cm to 60×75cm,

Objects 2006-2007
Plywood, polystyrene,
from 23×27×31cm to 28×53×108cm,

Stalker

Collage 2007
Black/White Print,
self-adhesive foil,
20×30 cm

Ghostrider

Collage 2000-2004
Black/White print,
self-adhesive foil,
20×30cm:
the coal minig and steel
industry of the Ruhr area

Mariamagdalena

Collage 2005
Colour copy, c-print,
adhesive foil, pencil
21×30cm

Aventiure

Sketch 2000
Ink, correction ink,
colour marker,
20×30cm

Westerner

Sketch 1999
Ink, 22×38/18×38cm