It´s inspiring to watch other artists and their artistic processes or methods.
Who are you? What do you do?
I´m a painter and drawer. I work through a lengthy painting process and use drawing to be spontaneous and direct.
Where are you from?
I grew up in in a small village in Styria, since 2007 I live in Vienna.
Your style in 3 words?
sensitive, concentration vs. confusion
Your weakness? Your strength?
I´m sometimes I get lost in reverie and have the tendency to emotionally discharge. I´m determined, persistent and curious.
What makes you different?
Its a difficult question, but I´m comparatively grounded and direct– without being impolite of course ;-).
When did you decide to become an artist?
Since I was child my hands had to be busy with something all the time and so I drew and tinkered a lot. At the age of 14 I decided to go to a school with an artistic emphasis and than more or less one thing led to another (in retrospect).
What do you find most fascinating about your work?
That you cannot control it. Sometimes pictures easily evolve from the hand – as if by magic, they succeed nearly almost by themselves and sometimes you have to fight for every stroke and in the end this says nothing about the quality.
A few words about your favourite creation?
Actually my favourites are always changing. However, I had an inspiring moment with the painting 03, which only worked, as I turned it upside down. I liked that, because I surprised myself. But actually a friend of mine had the idea.
Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…
Max Weiler, Cecily Brown, Herbert Brandl, Maria Lassnig, Paula Moderson-Becker and many of my colleagues for example Kiminari Ohata, Doroteya Petrova and JF Krichbaum. It´s inspiring to watch other artists and their artistic processes or methods.
A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?
There will be an exhibition at the beginning of October in Graz (Gallery Schnitzler & Lindsberger) together with the photographer Christoph Grill, who is specialised in landscapes. Therefore we try to react to each other, artistically.
Do you have a vision?
To reconcile life and art
2017: Where are we going?
First I hope it´s getting not too hot anymore. And that there will be less traffic and more trees and that everybody could work what he/she would like to work, at least partly. But life is no picnic, maybe.
Your city’s favourite spots?
My favourite spots in Vienna are: “Gallery Gerersdorfer”, “Weinhaus Sittl”, a traditional Vienniese Pub / Beisl, a breakfast in “Salettl” after long nights, “Blumen Brigitte”– it´s a quirky flower shop in the Westbahnstraße – a small universe, and “Glasfabrik” with vintage 50´s and 60´s furniture. All these places have in common, that they exist already a long time and it doesn´t matter, if some of them are kind of dated and odd.
Tell us about your future plans…
keep calm and stay courageous