born in Offenbach am Main
der bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Prof. Joseph Kosuth.
1990 Barcelona, Facultad de Bellas Artes, Prof. Hernandez Pijuan
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Figures from art history have appeared in my work since 2014. The first comes from a painting by Velasquez, (las meninas), in the center Infanta Margarete Theresa.This work was followed in 2017 by Dürer's Melencolia, by Bronzino's Eleonora of Toledo and by Zurbarán's Saint Francis. In 2023 I completed the sculpture "Gilles", based on a painting by Watteau around 1718/19.The painting shows a man standing in a solitary pose, dressed in a Pierrot costume. Gilles stands rooted to the spot with hanging arms and a melancholic, somewhat helpless look, while his fellow actors are uninterested in him and more vital, seeming to belong to another sphere.
The main idea, was to express a basic feeling that was triggered by the constant reports of catastrophes all around us, and this mood seems omnipresent to me.This expresses loneliness and sadness of human beings in front of all what happens in the world.The helpless attitude, being at the mercy and thrown into the world raises deepest questions about the meaning of life and our human
existence.The secret of the figure lies in its perceived presence and real absence - there is nobody in it, no body, no name, no individual physiognomy.
„Gilles“ could be any of us.