For me, painting is the camera of the soul. It is the inner eye which records the emotions and memories of what we see and experience. I don't copy nature and its inhabitants; they are perfect the way they are. My paintings have their own reality. They stand alone and speak for themselves according to each viewer's own understanding. Often without much rhyme or reason, the images emerge and I am speechless when we meet. I take chances with my work and am never quite sure if what I paint today will become a composition I feel connected to...or may just be painted over at the end of the day. I prefer to work spontaneously and unrehearsed, painting directly onto my surface without much planning or deliberation. This is for me the rawest and purest form of expression.
Born and raised in Bavaria, Germany, I began my formal art education in Munich at the Blocherer School of Art, followed by a one year apprenticeship in Paris at the studio of Russian sculptor Ivan Szabo. I subsequently took up residence in Austria, where I continued to evolve my artistic vision and personal approach to art.
Since moving to the United States, I have exhibited my work in galleries in New York, Florida, New Mexico and other areas of the country. My paintings can also be found in private as well as corporate collections around the world. I currently live and maintain a studio outside of New York City.
Some of the galleries in which my paintings have been exhibited include:
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