Artist statement

I believe, the simplest explanation of why I make art is that it makes me happy.

Regardless of what making art relates to – whether it is painting or drawing, dance improvisation in Argentine tango, the source of the creative process lies within my state of mind and how I can express my emotions referring to it.

Although drawing has been one of my favorite activities ever since childhood, I almost gave it up after deciding against a higher education in Fine Arts and in favor of the university course in Civil Engineering.

After a preparatory year for admission to study architecture – a compromise between art and engineering – and after finishing my university education, after having to learn and apply technical drawing for my courses, I faced a “blockade” regarding freehand-drawing – I had lost joy I used to find in it.

I could only draw “straight” lines freehand from then on and I felt I was missing the free movement, I couldn’t get in the flow anymore when drawing. Somehow, it felt the free and technical drawing were not compatible for me at that time.

The reconciliation between these two types of drawing came naturally, years later.

An example of this inner reconciliation represents for me the “Patterns”-series, which describes the release from this blockade: The three works of the series tell the story of overcoming the obstacles by first recognizing and accepting them.

A careful observation of the first image reveals small discrepancies in the pattern. In the second image of the series, the pattern is broken through. The last image of the “Patterns”-series constitutes the perception of freedom, that lies beyond the broken pattern.

At the same time, this perception of freedom comes with the realization, that by breaking one pattern, we only get to the “next level”, where further predefined models and structures await for us.

Through this step-by-step release from my strict “patterns”, a more free interpretation of my thoughts and intentions reveals itself, too.

My efforts on clarifying this higher freedom of interpretation concentrate for now on using bolder colors and exploring the relevant new “levels”.