On this page works are presented that show my development in art. They are not necessarily listed in chronological order, but they do document the time periods quite well.
series of gestural abstraction
This series combines the earliest experiences with surrealism, later with expressionism and, above all, techniques from Chinese calligraphy.
Mao poems on antique prints
In this series, ancient western prints, documents and other ephemera are overwritten with poems or quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong.
In this series, old Chinese poems or other texts are calligraphed over and over again.
withered leaves and blossoms
In these series, in which dried flowers and leaves are used, the main aim is to process principles of Chinese painting.
just another death
Series of portraits of Chinese people under the aspect of memento mori
Series of drawings were made with a charcoal pencil in a dark studio and with eyes closed.
Portrait of a Chinese Girl
The newly developed style in landscape painting was also used for portraits and ened in a series of some 20 works.
Series of landscape paintings with dreamlike representations.
Traditional Chinese Landscape
Of course, every painter, whether in the West or in China, has to develop his own style sooner or later. However, in order to understand Chinese painting, it is essential to copy the old masters in painting and calligraphy. Above all, in order to become familiar with the technique and composition of the important painters.
Portrait of a Chinese Peasant
This portrait of a Chinese farmer was made in Beijing in 1981. I had already worked a lot with Chinese painting techniques and tried to integrate them into western graphics.
Passers-by watch football in a shop window
In 1978, certainly strongly influenced by the painter Georg Eisler, I began to do graphics using oil pastels.
This image shows people watching a soccer game in front of a television set.
State of the art
One of my first self-portraits. The plan was to paint a self-portrait every year and to name the series “State of the Art”
Saint Maria della Salute in Venice
Collage with snippets from old prints, mostly around 1900. A series of lithographs was made from this collage. Edition of 90 pieces.
Not only was the title forgotten, the entire edition was also lost. (2-3 sheets still exist).