blog topics of general interest

painted calligraphy

abstract composition with four objects
Since I'm not Chinese, one might wonder why I attach so much importance to this aspect of art. There are essentially 3 reasons: I consider traditional Chinese calligraphy to be one of the most challenging and superior art forms.
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power, elegance and savageness

composition red black
I continue to paint a lot, but it's getting harder and harder to surpass previous work. Maybe they look pretty much the same for some viewers anyway. For me, however, it is about certain issues that I would like to perfect over time.
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gestural painting a step further

composition in pink and black
The works from the series “gestural abstraction” now have content. No content in the sense that one is now figuratively led in a certain direction, but that psychological sensitivities or concepts from psychoanalysis are taken up.
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article by me in the China Report

China Report 50 years diplomatic relations
The "China Report" # 179 is dedicated to the 50 years of diplomatic relations between Austria and China. As it is a special anniversary, the authors are particularly prominent in this issue. Austrian President van der Bellen, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, former Austrian and Chinese ambassadors, Federal Chancellor Kurz, to name just a few, wrote contributions on the occasion.
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almost thrown away

scared girl graphic from 1988 details
I have a few binders of work that I originally wanted to throw away. The reason? I mostly work on series. These have to follow a certain concept or thought. If a work does not fit in, it will be sorted out.
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if sharks were people

graphic with two blossoms ink painting on hemp paper
Among other things, Berthold Brecht wrote short stories, the "Stories from Mr. Keuner" are particularly well known. I would like to present a story here. If the sharks were people.
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