SPB Short Story

beginning

After high school I studied painting and fashion design at the Academy JAK in Hamburg with a curriculum based on Bauhaus principles.

 

During this time I saw many plays and was fascinated by the productions from US theater director Robert Wilson. After that I decided to work in the theater and moved up to Berlin, the capital of theater and art.

 

Enrolled at the Humboldt University I studied Theatre Science, Modern German Literature and Gender Studies and wrote my first play "THE EXISTENCE" inspired by Martin Heidegger’s “Being and Time”, David Lynch’s “Eraserhead” und Kafka’s "The process".

 

Robert Wilson came to Berlin and I worked for him as stage design assistant for the production "Ozeanflug" at the Berliner Ensemble. After the successful production I had to make a hard decision: I could stay in the theatre or rather remain independent and follow the artist's path as a painter. I decided for freedom, independence and the art.

The Andy-Series

Setting up a studio, I started to paint again and worked on large formats. This was difficult and fallowed by a period of despair: I simply did not manage the large format. Some parts of the painting where alright but as a whole would not be able to function. In greatest desperation I drew a circle around the good parts and overpainted the rest. As a result, holes came up. I called the holes "bubbles" and the new style "Bubble paintings".

Bubble-Painting No. 2

Then I thought the figures in the paintings being too realistic and turned my style more to the direction of the abstract comic-style. This resulted in the “Andy”-series. The first work was the "The Green One - Andy the mediac". Characteristic for the Andy-Series is that the main colour of the painting names it. Also on all paintings a person called "Andy" is indirectly playing a role but you never see him. When "The Green One" was finished I submitted the work for the international "Celeste Art Prize" and the work was nominated and exhibited at the group show.

Celeste Art Prize - "The Green One" - Group exhibition

 Factory HB55  

Next I was looking for a larger studio and found it in the art factory "HB55" with more than 100 studios and artists from all over the world. We organised exhibitions and parties. With the exhibitions the first collectors came and bought works.

 

The “Andy”-Series grew. During that time the Kunsthaus ARTES (German art internet platform) expressed their interest for a limited edition series of "The Yellow One" and "The Red One". They started the exclusive-series with 9 copies in each painting, numbered und hand signed.

 

Group exhibtion and masquerade party  HB55   /    limited edition series of "The Yellow One"

FUTURE

After this I stopped the “Andy”-series and tried new styles like Photorealism, Surrealism and Conceptual Art. After experimenting a lot, I became aware Pop Art and Conceptual Art for me to be the only true thing.

 

As a consequence, I continued the Andy-Series with "The Blue One". The painting is the result after reading the unbelievable book "Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100“ by Michio Kaku. What I liked most is Kaku`s optimism about the future. During this time the new future magazine "i-future" was released and they chose "The Blue One" for the cover.

 

Further Andy-paintings No. 7-12 were created, amongst other things referring to Tesla founder Elon Musk and Apple founder Steve Jobs.

This was followed by several exhibitions in Berlin and Abu Dhabi as well as publications and interviews in magazines. Simultaneously, I have entered into cooperation with international online art galleries in New York, Paris and London. Thereupon collectors from New York, Berlin, Hamburg, Oslo etc. acquired paintings.

 

"The Blue One" - Original and cover i-future

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