My gallery shows oil, pastel and watercolor paintings.
I discover my motifs during hiking. First I,m painting pleinair.
Back in the studio landscape paintings in oil, pastel and watercolors evolve based on sketches, photos, and memory.
While a photographic rendering always emphasizes the moment, a situation or records an event, a painting is still within a tradition of art history that immediately transcends every motif and therefore makes it seem timeless and universally valid.
It has more reality than a photo because a painting has more of the character of an object, because itís tangibly produced with materials.
My landscapes always show only one excerpt from nature as it in fact corresponds to visible reality but not to the truth of our present time.
The truth is different.
By selecting the motif and therefore precisely what the artistic resolution of the details do not show, all landscapes are intuitive models of a lost truth and reality.
The desire of human beings for a healthy and ecologically intact environment leads me also to the strangely ambivalent position of a late Romanticist who wants to paint something beautiful with impressionistic tools and being committed to modern humanity at the same time.