How would you describe your art practice?
At this moment as an observer of society, my life in general and our culture. I am very much an observer who likes to be detached from responsibility. Partly to stay away from trouble and partly to develop new works at a slower pace. Better quality and less trashy. I usually work very quickly and randomly shoot around, but these times require a different approach then let’s say 10 years ago. So the practice now is, studio, music and reading and living. A work of art leaves my studio rarely lately.
How much of his personality should an artist put in his work?
In my case it is quite a lot… I would say 20 to 40 % then there is a part of our ‘zeitgeist’ in it…dystopian thoughts, the dark future and now the retro dark future. Another part is that reference to art historical modern masters. Art is like the blues, the tormented souls made the best works; van Gogh, Rothko, Pollock.
What are you working on these days?
An outdoor sculpture for a project called ‘Imagine the City’ in Hamburg HafenCity. Working on music with ‘Digital Nights’ and on smaller wood panels with eighties pop song titles. And an installation in my studio and a volcano…so quit a lot actually. I also give classes at a Master Degree art school ‘Frank Mohr Institute’ in Groningen (NL) once a month.