“My obsessive passion for everything I do can be very annoying”
Who are you? What do you do?
I am Merlin and I sculpt, paint and install.
Where are you from?
Your style in 3 words?
Slick, nerdy, critical
Your weakness? Your strength?
My obsessive passion for everything I do can be very annoying,…but leads me where I want to go.
What makes you different?
Who wants to be different these days?
When did you decide to become an artist?
…I can’t remember, It wasn’t a decision I guess…
What do you find most fascinating about your work?
Its about challenging myself every time I do a new work, trying to set the bar higher, achieving, failing, rebuilding, and with the next work starting the whole process again…
A few words about your favourite creation?
I guess my favorite work is always the one I am working on right at the moment…
Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…
From classics like Duchamp, Rothko, Basquiat, Twombly, Christo and Jeanne-Claude,…to newcomers like Joe Bradley, Claudia Comte or Genevieve Gaignard…
A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?
I just found the track back to painting after a long time, so I will expand in this direction in the upcoming months, especially in combination with some of my more conceptual works…
Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“
I have two Kids, so I’d say that question is mandatory.
2017: Where are we going?
I hope forward….globally.
Your city’s favourite spots?
Do you have a vision?
Quite a few…we’ll see which one gets realized in the end.
Tell us about your future plans…
I’m going to show my works on a fair in Miami end of the year and the goal is Hong Kong for early 2018…