I have been painting since the age of eight.
As my father was a teacher for printing techniques and graphics, I like black and white and reduced forms. For some years I received lessons in Zen calligraphy by a Japanese Zen and calligraphy teacher. Thereby I discovered and that I am able to make a complete painting with one or a few strokes or movements. Until today this is my way of doing art: Quick, no intellectual concepts, without intention, only instantaneous presence.
I am fascinated by science and nature (i.e. “cosmos” series). So my paintings can often be seen as structures reflecting the world in its smallest (quantum world) or biggest (space, universe) parts.
The American musician and artist John Cage described the way of making art in this way:
“When you start working, everybody is in your studio — the past, your friends, enemies, the art world, and above all, your own ideas — all are there. But as you continue painting, they start leaving, one by one, and you are left completely alone. Then, if you’re lucky, even you leave.”