artist statement

I do experience myself as part of a highly complex and contingent structure, in which a myriad of probabilities do exist. Thus the technique of the collage makes it possible to rearrange pictures, moving images, sounds and ideas. In my artistic practice I develop digital and analogue collages, which I further translate into oil paintings, ceramics or other media.

I comprehend the components of my collages, which I fragmentize step by step and sometimes also only use the offcuts, as sediments of our time. These fragments go through several processes, referring to others, merging together or floating uprooted and faceless in space. These accumulations of elements in my paintings could be seen as an analogy to our own identity. They embody the wish to retain a solid and fixed identity, which ultimately will always be an illusion, because everything is constantly changing and reshaping.

In my diploma show Allround Schwimmer I used the metaphor of water to reflect my working process. Water is particularly signified with it’s ability of transitioning. It’s the metaphor of a metaphor so to speak. The comprehension of the circulation, appropriation and transitions of material as well as ideas is the fundament of my work. It‘s the impossible attempt of capturing fluidity. Reflections and solidifications of a moment, which will eventually become brittle, decompose, accumulate somewhere and form something new or eventually get lost.