and a video with much ai-help
a kinda yin-yang too: Not many would immediately recognize the yin-yang aspects in the two images I present today. For me, the contrast between abstract and figurative is also one. Or, as in the second picture, the treatment of the topic of ego – superego in Freud’s sense.
It is always fascinating how quickly one’s perspective changes when one feeds their visual memory accordingly. This is happening to me at the moment, as I am, albeit only on the periphery, engaged with AI . Although I generally follow a certain path in painting, I also enjoy savoring the flowers along the way and listening to the buzzing of the bees. Or getting stung. That’s where I am now.
Like most of my paintings, these two recently created works were painted with inks and Chinese ink washes too. They now seem to have a certain affinity with the aesthetics of AI painting, as it appears to me. I will have to be careful.
interpredation or not
Now I find myself in another dilemma: It is said that artists should not analyze their own works. It is best if they do not say anything about their works at all. I cannot relate to this attitude though. While this approach may have been considered a zeitgeist in the mid-20th century when many artists presented themselves as dandies and considered themselves godlike, it seems to me that it is no longer appropriate today. On the contrary, I see it as the task artists, as far as they are able, to present their personal view and thereby provide viewers with the opportunity to explore a different world or perspective.
However, I refrain from explanations today.
the said video
Instead, I present a video that I created for promotional purposes, almost an infomercial. However, I hope this aspect has been treated discreetly. Just needed something because I am in talks about an exhibition that is very important to me. 
I want to show it because it demonstrates how almost all work for this video was outsourced to AI for creation.  (It still has small flaws, but I’m working on my skills.)
What is possible with image editing, especially now that AI is coming into play, may be beyond our current imagination. We still have a long way to go. For fun, I present a graphic that takes us into the realm of the fantasy world, the realm of splendor and glitter, with AI using a brush-ink work I did in 2021 . However, from an artistic point of view, it has no more significance than a shimmering soap bubble.
 At this point, I do not believe that AI will be more than a tool for me to present my painted pictures in an appealing way. However, I also appreciate it as a great tool to quickly and easily create good design.
 The exhibition would take place in a very enchanting old castle in the south of Austria. It would be a splendid setting for my works. However, much marketing work would have to be done, and video presentations seem to be a useful complementary tool.
 Special thanks go to my son, who showed me a trick with which AI created this biography about me without me feeding it with any of my own text. The text was also spoken by a computer program.