Architecture, Arts Ministry, Drawing, Education, Iconography, Liturgical Design, Metal Work, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Works on Paper
Artist / Personal Statement
I believe in the calling of modern art to enrich our lives and environments with beauty, meaning and eternal values.
Isn´t it a great paradigm - that we should find ourselves at turningpoints ever so often in our lives? The paradigm of the prodigal - with special temptations, threats and injuries, but also with hope and recurring chances to give our way a new and better direction.
In my paintings I want to express in terms of today pain and frustration as well as longing for identity and hope. The starting point is always a man or a woman in motion or in meditation. Few with citations from art history. But always with wounds and scars indicating a personal history of suffering and hopefully healing - enhancing bodies, modulations of light, colours and landscapes. Technically speaking: pencil and ink- drawing, brush watercolour and acrylics, photography and sculpture integrating with a powerful computer on a panel of paper, canvas or polyester fabric.
Accomplishments / CV
1991-2011 Professor of Design and architectural psychology at Lübeck University of Applied Sciences. Guest Lectures, workshops and research in San Diego (US), Hangzhou (China), Adana (Turkey)
Since 2011 Focus on mixed media and computer painting, corten sculptures
Exhibitions and group showings:
Mars-Hill, Grand Rapids, MI. USA, Ada Church, Ada, MI. USA, Culture Works, Holland, MI. USA, Burgkloster, Lübeck, Germany,
2012: Inno Konferenz, Stuttgart, Germany, Rathaus, Ratzeburg, Germany, in USA: Life Stream Church, Allendale, MI., Monroe Bible Church, Monroe, WI., Woodlawn, Calvin College, "Scribes of Hope", CIVA, "Touch, Anoint, Heal", CIVA, Dallas Museum of Biblical Art,
Ateliers Lübeck, Ev. Reformierte Kirche Lübeck, Museum Plön
"Malche" Porta Westfalica