Two of my paintings will be auctioned to benefit a hospice here in Leipzig! --> November 16, 2022
19 artists from 7 different countries have been working side-by-side on the top floor of the Spinnerei Halle 14 since 2015. This lively mix of professional artists - with all their differences and similarities - reflects the rich international community of Leipzig and its art scene. These friends are exhibiting for the first time together, offering a glimpse into the Spinnerei and its variety of artists. The show includes painting, photography, and installation.
19 Künstler aus 7 Nationen auf einer Etage in der Spinnerei Halle 14. Das zusammengewürfelte 3.OG ist ein Querschnitt durch Leipzig selbst – mit Unterschieden und Gemeinsamkeiten.
Diese scheinbare Zufälligkeit dieser Gemeinschaft übt einen enormen Reiz aus und die Bandbreite verspricht eine spannende Ausstellung. Die Vielfalt und Unterschiedlichkeit, die scheinbare Unvereinbarkeit der Herangehensweisen und Haltungen. Die Auseinandersetzung mit dem, was eben noch fremd war und doch nur einen eigenen Platz sucht. Die wachsenden Freundschaften.
»DREI« bietet ungewohnte Einblicke in die Spinnerei und die Vielfalt ihrer Künstler.
In each of us is a seed of wanderlust: a longing for a home to which we have not yet found the way. "These things – the beauty, the memory of our own past – ... are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not yet heard, news from a country we have never yet visited." 1
My work is narrative, and the viewer is invited into the story: I hope that each painting will become like a favorite book, which can be viewed and enjoyed repeatedly, each time revealing new details. I want viewers to catch a glimpse of a new place; to travel somewhere they've never been; to feel the light, smell the air, and feel connected, as if they were there themselves.
I want the viewer to experience emotion, to pine for this “secret we cannot hide and cannot tell, though we desire to do both. We cannot tell it because it is a desire for something that has never actually appeared in our experience. We cannot hide it because our experience is constantly suggesting it, and we betray ourselves like lovers at the mention of a name. Our commonest expedient is to call it beauty and behave as if that had settled the matter." 1
Exploring these themes of wanderlust, narrative, memory, nostalgia and longing has lead to different series of works. The intuitive process of painting is always an integral part of the finished pieces.
1) C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory