Born and grown up in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. When I had to stop playing the drums a few years ago I was really missing something. I felt a kind of "creative gap" which I filled by taking up a passion from my youth: painting.
In my abstract paintings I attempt to visualize the transitoriness, the decay of life (and things) as a necessary condition for the emergence of something new. I realize works where the energy of colour, the texture and the partitioning are essential, trying to give each work of art some power and depth. It can be said that my works express primordial feelings controlled by reason - finally showing something organic in a tidy ambience.
Besides black and white I like using warm, earthy colours (acrylics, pigments, rust effect colours) - mixed with plaster, cement, marble dust, sand or modelling paste in different layers - painted, smoothed over in rough, often archaic looking patterns. Sometimes I also use mull, pack-twine, packing material, copper- and zinc plates, denim, pc-scrap, and metal flakes. All my artworks are finished with a glossy varnish to protect them from dirt or UV-rays. All paintings are ready to hang. You just need ONE nail to hang them.
I have been publicly juried into the top 10 twelve times in the “Saatchi Showdown" Gallery, which receives over 40 million hits per day. My paintings sold to private collectors all over the world, mostly to collectors in the United States of America and in the United Kingdom (also to collectors in Australia, Austria, Canada, Italy, Luxemburg, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and Germany).
I have studied English and social sciences (MA) and ended up as a headmaster of a bilingual secondary modern school. For four years I have worked for the ministry of education – doing some research on teachers’ in-service training and I have published the results in several papers. I am also working as an author of training books for students and teachers.
Nominated for Global Art Awards in February 21. Winners annonced at Tokyo edition on Saturday 9th October 2021 (TIAF).
In June 2020 I became a member of the Hammond Museum, New York, and I participated in the opening show of the “Hammond Museum July Virtual Exhibition”. Runtime of the exhibition is from July 4, 2020 to July 2, 2021.
Exhibitions/art books: 2008: Stockholm (Sweden, Galleri Lyktan, group exhibition); 2009: New York (USA, Mount Beacon Fine Art Gallery in Beacon, New York, travelling exhibition "Freedom and Art”, February - May); 2009: Wetter (Germany, Wohnstättengenossenschaft, March - June); 2009: Stockholm (Sweden, Ostra Gymnasiet Trangsund, “The Mirca Tour for Human Rights Exhibition”, group exhibition, November - December); 2010: Cape Town (South Africa, Belinda Anvil - The Rainbow Experience Gallery, "Freedom & Art"- project/travelling exhibition, April - May); 2010: Cologne (Germany, Kahlshof, "Planet Earth, Planet Art", group exhibition, September - December); 2011: Cologne (Germany, Kahlshof, “Cologne meets New York”, group exhibition, January – March); 2011: Witten (Germany, Gemeinschaftspraxis Marienplatz, “International Art Show”, group exhibition, February – May); 2011: Witten (Germany, Marien Hospital Witten, “New York im Marien-Hospital”, group exhibition, April - July); 2011: Malta (University of Malta, “The Mirca Tour For Human Rights”, group exhibition, July – August); 2011: New York (USA, Skylight Gallery NYC, “Gestalt – German Artists in Conversation”, group exhibition, July – August; published my art book “VIEW – Exclusively Abstract”, blurb.com, New York); 2011: Hagen (Germany, KKH, "...vorwiegend Blau”, group exhibition, October - December). 2012: New York (USA, “Room No. 5”, ‘Skylight Gallery’, Manhattan, group exhibition, August - September 2012); 2012: Witten ( Germany, "konsequent abstrakt“, Gemeinschaftspraxis Marienplatz, solo exhibition, August - October); 2012: Witten (Germany, „panta rhei“, Stadtwerke Witten, group exhibition, September – October); 2013: New York (USA, “European Sensibility: Near and Far”, Gallery 66 NY, group exhibition, January 4th – 27th); 2014: Orewa, (New Zealand, “Nirvanavan Foundation Exhibition”, Estuary Arts Centre, group exhibition, March 8th – April 8th); 2014: Luxembourg (Court of Justice of the European Union, “Poetry and Visual Arts” group exhibition, 'Guardian of the Edge – Visual artists respond to the poetry of Agnes Marton' November 2014 - January 2015); 2015: New York (USA, Gallery 66 NY, group exhibition/fundraising, from 17th January to 17th February 2015); 2015: Stockholm (Sweden, Ostra Gymnasiet, Mirca Poster Show in recognition of Malala Yousafzai, group exhibition, from 29th August to 24th October); 2016: Skogås ( Sweden, Mariakyrkan, Mirca Poster Show in recognition of Malala Yousafzai, group exhibition, from 24th January to 24th February); 2016: New York (USA, Gallery 66 NY, group exhibition, from 5th August to 28th August 2016); 2018: Wetter-Volmarstein (Germany, Ruhrtalatelier, group exhibition, "Sculpt The World" - in collaboration with sculpture-network.org. - 95 venues in 21 countries involved via "live stream", 28th January 2018); 2019: Jemez Springs, New Mexico (USA, "Earthling", a collective online exhibition of 28 artists from all over the world, Earth Day April 2019, see: http://illume.moonandmountain.org/InternationalArtGallery.html ); 2020: Hammond Museum July Virtual Exhibition (Hammond Museum. New York, USA, online group exhibition, from July 4, 2020 to July 2, 2021).