1. Artist's Statement
I'm interested in some philosophical aspects of comfort. In order to make comfort possible for all, one must beleave, that others are more than just an extrapolation of the own self. In my art I want to approach this belief as part of a 'mysticism of a soul'. In contrast to this emphatic subject view I try to provide a more generalized object view as well. For this I combine my portrait paintings, figure drawings and 3D computer graphics to photomontages. The composition process symbolizes the strive for rationality and science.
2. About the Artist - CV
After school and civilian service I moved to Berlin where I first met my 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 in Southern Germany.
3. About the Artwork Technique
I do composite images (photomontages) of my portrait paintings, figure drawings and 3D graphics. They are available as a print only (I don't sell anything yet). Here's more about the three components:
3.1 Figure Drawing
The pencil drawings are from imagination. The primary subject is the human figure. Each drawing gets a title in English and German. I use black acrylic as a finish (graphite and acrylic on water-color paper 14.8cm x 21cm).
3.2 Portrait Painting
My abstract paintings of the human face are from imagination too. I paint these portraits in acrylics using different techniques (acrylics on water-color paper 30cm x 40cm). Sometimes I take an abstact photo of some details while the work is still in progress. The photo is then used too for the final photomontage.
3.3 Digital 3D Graphic
Each computer graphic consists of one or more 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 result could be printed out like a photo on paper of any size. For all this I use Blender, Cycles and Python.