On the occasion of the 19 years anniversary of my first exhibited artwork I opened up my sartworkketchbooks, arranged them with paintings and recently drawn works as well as photographic images, sketches made with cameras – in the bar I exhibited my early work.
The lines of images from 2000 until now, 2020, show interests and first lines of topics and sujets in an analoge way, a row of 20 years of sketching comparing a digital image account like facebook, instagram or twitter without linear time rows but slots in space.
Sketches between life studies, organized phantasy and my philosophical studies: a slight loss of picture in language, dissolving image in abstraction and abstract thought and building bridges between text, image and the classical approach of sketches in order of being the basis of the “real” developed artwork.
The exhibition shows portraits, moments in time and space, combining theory, poetry, images of mind and images of art history trying to develop and build new sentences in form, sound/text and volume.
According to a story in ancient greek about the beginning and roots of portraiture lies in a relationship. A woman from Korinth realizes that her beloved has to take a journey and in this awareness of of a future loss and fleeting of a moment in noticing the shadows on the wall, she grabbed a piece of wood charcoal and traced his silhouette on the wall of her room.
Rooted in relation to what´s in front of you, analyzing reality in the moment of drawing the line leading in form mixed with the desire of organizing chaos, thoughts and e/motion perseption in creation corresponding to used materials might be the attracted definition of art.
The exhibition focuses on phenomena and appearance through lines, forms and picture machines giving glances of reality.
Polaroids, the impossibility of reflecting digital images, mirrors and narrow portraits focussing without aperture, flat and the rejection of picture editing in lines and photocopy demands a cognition of points of time. Without preferences between “true” and “created” nature in a classical opinion of academic art in theories of mimesis, imagination and idea and conclusions in abstract thought “old and new sketches, 3 paintings and some music in a bar” 2000-2020
shows an approach of just being an eye with hands, eyes without scruples, no philosophical art, no painters that think but prosecuting a claim in developing and building new sentences as an artist, recognizing and concluding in an exhibition, realizing that some sketch stands on it´s own piece of paper.
A selection of the exhibited artworks, with little additions:
the girl and death 2 | 2007