Materials: paint, laser prints (color / B&W), MDF Printing Technique: Transfer print / Digital Printmaking Dimensions: up to 33x45cm
The theme that unites all my works is time. I use my own digital photos to create images that are usually part of larger artworks. What you see here are just the prints, made the way I am now doing more and more: transfer printing on painted surfaces and then disguise them as artifacts weathered by time. For me the printing process I use now with digital images, is as important as creating a print from a negative like I used to do in a darkroom.
The works I create that way are fake, they are forgeries of artworks that have never existed. Or maybe they will, one day, in the future.
With most of the smaller stuff I have made since 2017, I have tried to play with influences from the last couple of centuries – but with this frame I tried to play with something found in the earth. The print in the center makes it look kinda new, that is true – but I would like to research ways to change that as well.
Maybe a painting with laser print image transfer on a painting could be the next step instead of fancy matte prints. Maybe I should work with concrete or a more stone like material – and connect everything using thick iron wire, 3mm or so. And it will be rusty or blackened, no need to ask.
Why would I want that? And why would I also make sure everybody can see it is not from the past? In popular culture, we always go towards a glorious future with the progression of time – but it does not need to be. Archeology/history has shown that this is most most definitely not the case. And with climate change and all, we might not come out on top.
This one has been underway for a long time, never could find the right images for it. Now it has ‘The eye of god’ in the center. A lot of painted ceiling ornaments have an eye of god of some sorts in it – so that is only fitting.
Materials: Fiber composite material, print, paint, rusty screws Print: Litho archive Matte / Photolux Professional Matte 230 Dimensions: 105×115 cm
I am also using this as part of a Triptych with a story about the Berlin wall. This pretty much represents the entrance to the west, but with more garbage and more smoke. It is a proposal. I hope I get selected, I would like to do a large work again – the second version of ‘The Benediction Of Saint Stefan the Drunk’ was about the last one, in 2016.
Also called the porn-ornament by some. I want to make more of these. Anyone want a wall paper with stuff like this? I could make print this one very detailed with a with of at least 2.5 meters, probably more (didn’t check). Or I could simply add more and more and more. And more. I would like that.