International artist with provincial approach
Who are you? What do you do?
I find myself working as an artist. Some say I’m still young, some say I’m emerging. I do Visual art, drawing, painting, assemblages and sculpture. And I also write, which is sort of fundamental for almost all my visual work. I’ve also been making music and sound for many years, and “Design”, too.
Where are you from?
I’m from Cologne, Germany. But that is just a coincidence.
Your style in 3 words?
Muddy, Hesitant, Heartfelt
Your weakness? Your strength?
Doubts are my weakness – Doubts are my strength
What makes you different?
That is not for me to answer. I really try to think of the things that connect me with society. That’s enough for me
When did you decide to become an artist?
It was rather a ride over yonder than a deliberate decision
What do you find most fascinating about your work?
“Immer neu loslegen wie neu”
A few words about your favourite creation?
Language is my all-time favourite creation
Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…
I don’t like the term “Inspiration”, and prefer to not use it. There are many forms of Ignition. But sometimes, when I’m stuck, I turn to David Hammons, or Lee Lozano, or Mike Kelley. And of course art that is unknown to me.
Who would you like to work with someday and why?
Whoever’s having me
A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?
Currently working on and for my upcoming show at Zarinbal Khoshbakht in September.
Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“
The careers of all the others piled up.
2020: Where are we going?
Anywhere, as long as you wear a mask.
When the going gets tough…
you are still far away from death
Your city’s favourite spots?
The streets I’ve never walked and the crypt of St. Andreas church, where the remains of Albertus Magnus rest.
Put on your future vision glasses: What direction is our generation moving in, what will our world look like in 50 years?
Right now it doesn’t look very promising, even without vision glasses
What would you do if you could change the World?
Tell no one, because the pressure would be soul crushing
If the universe is everything and it’s expanding, what is it expanding into?
That is a question for David Deutsch maybe. I’m busy dealing with the current expansion
Tell us about your future plans…
I don’t have plans, really. I have certain ambitions which are very plain, very basic. I would like to continue going to the studio, writing, and making music and don’t dwell too much on stuff that I think I’m good at
Last but not least: what is your favourite Song?
One last statement please: „Wood or stone, gold or art?“
„Never not contemporary“