about meWhere lies the border between what is organically natural and what is technically produced?
How do we and how does society deal with nature?
My sculptures, installations, drawings and collages move in this area of conflict.
The sensuously material quality of the objects plays in a perceptive field. The texture of relationships, the frame, is as important as the objects themselves. Everything is interwoven in manifold ways.Intensities in space, challenging questions, conjunctions, processes, big and small stand in parallel.
Polarities arise between handmade and standardized. In my latex moulds familiar forms are transformed to bodies of air, expandable shells, and grotesque airy corpora.
My perception is based on my biography. Before starting as a free artist I was a dentist and a therapist, thus I link art to therapy and science.
In the years past I have studied the original view of nature and the culture of sami, turk-mongols and hopi Indians.
What is man? Where do we come from and where do we go?
I challenge apparent harmonies.
The viewer is encouraged to find associations from her/his personal perception and from collective experience and to define his/her own position.
VITABorn at Löcknitz, Vorpommern in 1954. I graduated and earned a doctorate as a dentist and worked for some years as a dentist, later graduated as an art therapist with Prof. Schottenloher (Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste) at Munich. I worked freelance as an art therapist, founded the atelier ‘Closlieu’, worked clinically with addicts. Beginning of artistic work, main focus on painting. Later on establishment of LandArt project at Pfrunger Burgweiler Ried near Wilhelmsdorf.
University studies of art at Alanus Hochschule für Kunst und Gesellschaft, Diploma in sculpture 2010
Meisterschülerin with Prof. Enne Haehnle and Prof. Andrea Sunder-Plassmann
Agents of Change, Art Institute Brookes University, Oxford, UK with Prof. Shelley Sacks and Hildegard Kurt
Meisterschülerin with Professor Leiko Ikemura
Awards and Sponsorships
Work stay at Berlin, Atelier der Kunststiftung Baden - Württemberg
Work stay in an atelier of Alter Schlachthof, Sigmaringen
Sponsorship by Landesstiftung Baden - Württemberg
Award of Katholikentag Ulm