1. Artist's Statement
I'm interested in some philosophical aspects of comfort. In order to get comfort one must beleave, that others are more than just an extrapolation of the own self. In my art I want to approach this belief in the '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 the pictures with 3D computer graphics. They symbolize the strive for 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 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 near Frankfurt am Main.
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. Here's more about the three components:
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 too. 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 color dries.
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.