Statement - CV - Technique
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1. Artist's Statement
I'm interested in how sad people manage to feel less lonesome. One possibility may be comfort as part of love.
From philosophical perspective for this one must beleave, that others are more than just an extrapolation
of the self. This belief in the 'mysticism of a soul' I want to approach through my portrait paintings.
Additionally it is necessary to beleave that comfort makes sense: This I want to symbolize with my figure
Without judging others, for me Christian faith could include this confession. Ideas and believe both exist
inside the head. Analogous I avoid using references. In contrast to this emphatic subject view I
try to provide a more generalized object view as well. For this I combine the pictures with 3D
computer graphics. They symbolize the strive for perfection, rationality and science.
2. About the Artist - CV
I'm a self-taught artist from Southern Germany. After school and civilian service I moved to Berlin where I met my future
wife from China. I studied mathematics (diploma) and philosophy (minor). For many years I worked as
a designer and GUI programmer. Thanks to my wife I’m now working as an artist. We both live near
Frankfurt am Main.
3. About the Artwork Technique
I do composite images (photomontages) of my portrait paintings, figure drawings and 3D graphics.
3.1 Figure Drawing
The pencil drawings are from imagination. They have the human figure as the primary subject. I use
black acrylic as a finish (graphite and acrylic on water-color paper 14.8cm x 21cm). Sometimes I take abstact
photos of some details while the work is still in progress.
3.2 Portrait Painting
My abstract paintings of the human face are from imagination. I paint these portraits in acrylics using different
techniques (acrylics on water-color paper 50cm x 70cm). Sometimes I take abstact photos of some parts before the
3.3 Digital 3D Graphic
Each computer graphic has 3D objects in order to symbolize the basic idea of a thought process
result. Like in a virtual photo studio I place the object and set up the light. The 3d ray tracer
then renders the image. The rendering is available as a print only.
3.4 Painting Photomontage
Each painting photomontage consists of an abstract photo, a portrait
painting and a 3D graphic. For these photomontages I don't use every painting. If I use a painting I
use it more than once. So each painting is a part of several painting montages.
3.5 Drawing Photomontage
The drawing photomontage is a composite image consisting of a
painting montage as a background layer and a drawing as the front layer. Each drawing is only used once.
I don't use every drawing available. All in all there are about three times more drawings than drawing
3.6 Abstract Montage
The 'abstract montages' are painting photomontages (composite images) in which the portrait painting
is not or hardly recognizable as a face any more. As all my photo montages this composite image
is available as a print only.