Mannheim, Germany, was where I was born and raised â or more or less grew up.
Strange enough, those times the laws were not followed so strictly regarding the age of us Kids. So we could always be found in the back rows of what was called an “erotic film” – which was not to be shown to minors. (No need to worry: from the view of today you would only tend to feel a slight amusement for the “explicit sexuality” that was to be viewed on screen) â We didn`t mind as long as no one cared about us. But I think it were already those early years which had an important impact on my later artistic preferences.
And there is no need to change the subject of my work, because I still admire the human form in the whole, especially the female one â a wonderful creation that lies within those smooth lines of shadow and light, just like a perfect landscape.
At school I have filled every space that was left in my exercise books with âartâ â like every other living artist, I guess! Later I did that on purpose when I was studying Graphic Design. As an Illustrator I have done covers for videos, commercial illustrations for BIG and small companies, and eventually worked with a computer.
This took a more and more technical course, so in 1993, when I moved to Karlsruhe, I decided to go back to the roots with simply a sheet of paper and a pencil as hardware â to fill my longing for genuine creations with life.
After some years in black and white I rediscovered color with large scale paintings to express this new love.
The women I draw are mostly provocative and self confident, sometimes shy and tender –
even if occasionally it may seem different, the fleeting stories those snap-shots on paper or canvas are telling always seem to turn out to their like.
… and that is just wonderful!