Visual artist & designer
What do you do?
I work across several disciplines, mostly painting and site specific installations with a focus on floral aesthetics.
Where are you from?
Your style in 3 words?
Poetic and conceptual.
Your weakness? Your strength?
Too idealistic, but very imaginative.
What makes you different?
My background – agriculture and gardening, that´s somehow special in the art universe.
When did you decide to become an artist?
It happened, it wasn´t a decision.
What do you find most fascinating about the creative process?
Research, intuition and associations leading to a new result.
A few words about your favourite creation?
Avantgarden was kind of a giant walk-in herbarium with leaves and flowers fixed on long fabric panels hanging down from the ceiling in a greenhouse. The wind gently moved the cloth and sunlight fell through the glass, merging the artificial with the natural.
Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…
I often come across the same names, but forget them immediately unless I discover them again…recently I stumbled again upon Lucius Burckhardt and his “Strollology”.
Who would you like to work with someday and why?
Recording a song with a musician and renovating an old house with an architect. I´m always up for collaborations
A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?
I look into a phenomen called plant blindness.
Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“
… staying goodmooded and healthy, with a loving surrounding.
When the going gets tough…
I remember that everything will be just a memory at the end.
Put on your future vision glasses: What direction is our generation moving in, what will our world look like in 50 years?
Que será, será – what will be, will be.
What would you do if you could change the World?
I would slow down the world a little bit, in general – that would save lives, souls and nature.
If the universe is everything and it’s expanding, what is it expanding into?
I don´t have any idea!
Tell us about your future plans…
There will be a few occasions to flirt with plants, but I am really excited about my artist residency at the Villa Lena Foundation in Tuscany, Italy this autumn.
Your city’s favourite spots?
I don´t live in a city,… but I love driving around in the countryside. There is an area called “Salzkammergut”, which I really enjoy.
Last but not least: what is your favourite Song?
There can never be ONE favourite song, but there are a lot of songs I often put on repeat, for example: Nada – Ma che freddo fa!
One last statement please: „Wood or stone, gold or art?“
Catgold & firewood – both remind me on good days in my childhood.