Who I am? What I am? Why am I?
It was the December 3th, 1989. Early morning - still sleeping - the phone rang .... and on the other side: the police informing me about my brother's severe car accident... After long hours of waiting - all the hope and fear was coming to end: my brother passed away. Days of sorrow and grief followed. After some 3 day - an unexpected feeling overwhelmed me: Emptiness - total emptiness. After weeks and month I decided to have overcome the loss - overcome sorrow and emptiness. Close the book and get back to life. Slowly happiness returned. I went out, met friends, the first time in the dance club, where I have had parties with my brother. Slowly I craweled myself back to life - I decided: my brother died in vain - but life goes on.
I believed, I had overcome the loss - could close the book. Look forward, start again to enjoy life - it's worth. Some few weeks later - suddendly and without asking - there was a feeling knocking at my door again: Emptiness was back - again this cruel and cold emptiness!
Born Christmas 1969 in Lucerne, Switzerland. At the age of 14 my father encouraged me to start photography. Encouraging meant: No introduction or lessons from my father, but I got an Nikon FE and 2 glasses (his Leica was a untouchable treasure). Hence I started to self-educate photography through books and experimenting. Photography and Self-Learning accompanied me my entirely life from analog and hours in the dark room to digital and photoshop.The life changing event in my life was when my brother died at the age of 20. This has been the point, where I started to battle a fight of my inner and outer world. Photography was insufficient to express myself. I started to acquire drawing and sculpting skills – the human being has always been the subject – figurative art - the human body and his inner world. While I visited art courses to practice my techniques, drawing and sculpting, the biggest source to growth my skills remain: books, magazines, the internet and visiting museums.In 2016 I started to use a 3D printing as my major medium and transformed my creations from figurative to more abstract art – the human remains my very subject and focus – but I evolved my works to a more abstract level and interactive works. It may be about myself and my inner and outer world, but more important, it is about the viewers value and beliefs: art becomes art, if it makes you think.The artist statement on the left truly express best, what my art is about.
Focus of the current work:
- The battle of the inner and outer world and the impact we have
- Freedom starts in your brain
- Self Reflection
Stockphotos on www.alamy.com and www.sodapix.com