I am an artist and live in a secluded village at a peaceful lake in Bavaria – and I moonlight as investor and manager of my capital.
My artistic work is centered around photography and text. Creating wholesome pictures to me requires a very gentle touch on time and the subject that you capture. To a certain extent, the relation between a photographer and his pictures is somewhat like the Little Prince’s dedication to his beloved rose in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s famous novella: It’s about love for somebody or something, and about taking care for the beloved.
More generally speaking, the very purpose of art is to evoke reactions, associations, and feelings among its audience. Such reactions often surpass the “average” emotional pattern. That is fitting, I think, because pieces of art are meant to be surfaces for individual viewers’ projections. To paraphrase Sigmund Freud, “in projection thoughts, motivations, desires, and feelings are being placed in the outside world and attributed to someone (something) else.”. In this case, the other something is art. A piece of art is successful if people cannot simply walk by it, but stop, look, and reflect on it. It’s a masterpiece, if a person lays flat on the floor in front of it (on the stomach!) and can gaze at the sky through the back of his/her head.
I was born in Juli 1972 in Offenburg/Baden, I am self-taught, and you can find out more about me and my work here.