My Life, my works
I am German and I always did well. My generation has only known growth and has always had high expectations of the State and the community.
After many years of exploration, continuous studies and experimentation, travels and integration into new cultural circles, I felt the imperative to pursue a new artistic direction. It seemed to me that post-modern society had developed a complacent attitude towards the true challenges of our evolving society and so my response to that attitude has been to develop in my art the themes of invective and inward-looking abstraction.
I'm oriented towards "Intuitive Improvisation" and I'm determined to avoid the art circus which currently prevails. Art yes, but as a contribution to problem solving.
My first sculptures were predictable. Although they were my inspiration, they were still highly influenced by the teachings of my professors.
My work then progressed in spontaneity and reflected my vision of political life and relations between human beings. Greed is a central theme, a universal one as I like to say and on which I currently work.
My taste for experimenting with wood, clay, stone, steel, plaster, resin and randomly found materials as well as the impossibility of finding my usual materials in foreign countries has led to pieces such as "Die Steuerzahler" (the taxpayers) or "Picasso in Abu Dhabi" which were unpredictable. Since the mid-seventies, I have experimented with acrylic paints and developed my own unique painting techniques, which I named “Acrylomanie ™“; this Acrylomanie has been registered as my own Trademark.
Encouraged by a very positive response from the art world, I initiated in 2010 the “Colorsbridgecultures” global art-performance project. This is a new art paradigm driven by a strong personal commitment to realize a dream and to re-design the way society perceives art in a multi-dimensional context. The concept of including a wider group of our society into the creation of a major art work is aimed at promoting the identity of the local community. It is a reflection of the identity of that community in terms of "who we are" in the most positive sense of thinking globally whilst acting locally. The inclusion of participants in addition to those involved in the actual artistic process, such as community members with diverse political, social and cultural backgrounds is vital for this project. It catalyses creativity and changes ingrained attitudes to the benefit of society at a national and an international level.
(For further details please visit my webpage http://pp-artlive.com/Project_Update3.aspx )
My belief in artistic creation and my ability to actively and independently express my views around a modern "brand theme" are my contribution to current developments.
My sculptures are part of a creative era.
Real artists must awaken the creative human spirit in response to the "artistic academic elite" which tends to prevail at present. Art has become a very complex concept, often excluding many talented artists.
I see my art as a pioneering and challenging approach forcing people to think and I especially relish such projects which are both confrontational and enjoyable. In doing this I feel I can help our communities and society as a whole to address the moral conflicts we face.
My belief in artistic creation and my ability to actively and independently express my views around a modern "brand theme" are my contributions to current developments.
My sculptures are my visual language and message.
Dubai, June 2011