Etchings May 2011

Whitsunday Martin Kätelhön came in my studio at the Duck Market to print four new plates.
Here they are:
The lion of San Marco, 10 x 10 cm

The doubtful gender, 5 x 7,5 cm

Two pull together, 5 x 5 cm

Honeymoon, 5 x 5 cm

My open studio at the Duck Market in Bad Muenstereifel will be shut down


Until July 1st I have to give up my studio in Bad Muenstereifel. I’m very sad about it.

More than 18 months I could go with my art directly to the people and get in contact with them. It was a wonderful, precious time. But like every art project it has to end. I see it as a Social Scilpture, where all customers, friends and neighbours were part of a huge, lively Lifeenvironment. I want to thank everybody who gave me the present of his visit.

I want to wish lots of luck to Gabriele Kutz, who will continue working in this room. In the future you will find me in the Kulturschock in Schleiden

Sound installation “Sagenhaft” by Dorothée Hahne on the Christmas market in Bad Münstereifel

In front of my studio in Bad Münstereifel is the christmas market. I asked the wellknown composer for New Music, Dorothée Hahne, to make a sound environment to add a little bit of modern art to the christmas glitter. Everything, that is said at my shopwindow is recorded and played back a little later. The word goes away, it vanishes, but the energy stays and is vital. Many thanks to Dorothée, the first reactions were excited.

And here Dorothée Hahne says it in her own words on her website, it’s worth a look

Cribs in Bad Münstereifel

In Bad Münstereifel is during the advent time a crib presentation. I was asked to participate as the artist I am. So, I did it. I thought how Maria and Joseph would be today. Being very poor perhaps they would be on dole today and would get the official support money, we in Germany call “Hartz 4”. And I made them members of one of the poorest peoples we have, I made them a desperate artist couple and made a crisis crib, because artists always have crisis! He looks at the blank canvas and Maria looks out of the window searching for a solution out of their situation. They’ve got no house, they had to settle in an old night console I had in the cellar.  On the roof the washing is drying and in the cellar are staples of unsold paintings.

This crib is living and will survive a lot of changes in the next weeks.

For a fashion shop I designed a teenager crib (Maria and Joseph were very young) and a migration crib (they were strangers too) Pictures will follow in the next days, be prepared