Dealing with symbols and traces as well as their forces and movements has been my central artistic topic for several years. I am interested in the specific dynamics of the different self-developed character shapes and symbols, that is the impression of movement and thus of space (of time) that is conveyed. In general, the traces are the remainder and the vague documentation of an event or process. They bear witness to events and thus to movements. Symbols unlock events in the environment, provide references and explanations and are synonymous with the known. They structure our lives and in everyday life provide us with the safety that we need. The meaning of the world is embedded in the symbol and its stability ensures that we can communicate.
The dark shapes against the bright background developing in my works often seem to mean definite objects. However, a moment of irritation on the part of the observer is intended when a symbol that has been set vehemently and specifically apparently reminds confidently of events and raises questions relating to a supposedly known meaning.
1996 - 2004 Study of Art and Literature (Painting and drawing under Prof. Elke Hergert and Prof. Hartmut Girke, graphic reproduction under Prof. Thomas Rohrmann), University of Osnabrück; Magistra Artium M.A. degree.
Exhibitions, Projects and Collaboration with Gallerys in Osnabrück, Münster, Hamburg, Kassel, Köln, Bochum, Berlin, Konstanz, Karlsruhe, Essen, Weinheim, Saarlouis, Rendsburg, Paderborn and Gronau, and in Austria, Finland, Poland, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Egypt, Hungary and in the USA.
Most important awards/ symposiums:
Award of Art- and Culturefoundation Villa Stahmer, Georgsmarienhütte
Collection Hartwig Piepenbrock, Berlin
Collection Library in Alexandria, Egypt
Collection Museum of Modern Contemporary Art, El Minia, Egypt
Collection IKH (chambers of industry and commerce) in Osnabrück
Graphic collection University Osnabrück