I start my paintings without an idea, without intention. Guided by impulses, images are created from spontaneous brush strokes that often remain in this form. Others experience change - diffuses become concrete, concrete abstract. An accent in a complementary color or a meditative Zen line finalizes the image after usually long pauses in processing and critical considerations. Often I calm the picture with white, so that only more fragments remain, but the layers underneath can be guessed.
For me, painting means dealing with my innermost self: with feelings, doubts, longings and the complexity of my personality. I fight for the courage to follow my innermost self, which is always looking for something new and does not want to remain faithful to any style, only to itself.
I would like to give the viewer the opportunity to search for traces and to find his individual associations and interpretations. Usually without a title, my paintings therefore give no indication of any associations.
I feel lucky when my pictures become mediators of the unspeakable in conversation with the viewer.
I studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna from 1974 to 1978 however later began to work as a graphic designer. In 1986 I founded my own advertising agency. After 35 years in advertising I turned back to be an artist in 2009 and now live and work most of the time in Mallorca.
13th artsymposium eu-art-network in Austria
falling walls and open spaces
14th artsymposium eu-art-network in Austria
open spaces – unvisible walls
Long Night of Museums, Austria
Nitx de l'Art, Mallorca
I had solo exhibitions in Austria and Mallorca and had been part of various exhibitions in Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Mallorca, Greece and Beijing.