Vita. 1989- 1995 Study of Art and cultural Education at Hildesheim University, class Igmar Winner (Painting), Masters Degree Awards and Prizes: 2014: Impressions National Art Awards: -Contemporary Art Award, First Prize - Impressions Supreme Award, First Prize Taranaki National Art Awards: First Prize, “Works on Paper” 2013: Wallace Art Awards, Finalist’ Southland Art Awards, First Price “Sculpture” 2012: Aspiring Art Awards: ” Best Work under $1000 2011: Recycling Art Price, People’s Choice Award (1st Prize), Hokitika Solo Exhibitions: 2012: “The Cave” , Hdml-works at Galleryy 203, Nelson 2011:”Project FEAR” Sanderson Gallery, Auckland, Parnell, Outer Edge 2008: “Home and Away”, Object-paintings, mixed media, tape, duraseal, Village Arts Gallery, Kuhukohu 2006: “For Mongolia”, Objects, Installation of bugs, silicon, dirt, roots and weeds, Blue Sun Gallery, Ulan Bataar, Mongolia 2005: “Victims and Enemies”, Carpet-sculptures, Installation, interactive room, Gallery R31, Berlin 2004: “ Inner Security”, Paintings, Installation, Interactive Room, Gallery 10000, Berlin 2001: “Objects”, concrete and hair Gallery Dirk Lodder, Berlin 2000: “Amorphes and Biomorphes”, Object art and Installation Gallery Kurt Deichsel, Berlin 1995: “NUSGA” , paintings, mixed media, TUWA centre, Berlin 1998: “Body-Metamorphoses”, paintings, mixed media, Gallery Li Shalima, Berlin
Artist Statement. The base of my work is a fascination with various materials and their sensual qualities. For instance the quality of a milk container being milky-transparent, light, soft or aluminium can as being shiny, reflective, light, sharp, sets the sensual character for the artwork. Most of my works are combinations of cut-outs. They result from experiments between positive and negative shape, between form and the space around it. The necessity of light as condition for visuals and space as conditional for physical existence is one of my main interests. Art works are are two dimensional but in throwing shades and air floating throughout the work, they enter the third dimension. This way they define a space between second and third dimension. Creating art for me is a practice of imagination (magic). The lucky incident of finding an object or material ( like a dead insect on the windowsill) or searching shapes in an ocean of possibilities are moments that hopefully transcend into my artworks. I’d call it a principle of “everyday wisdom of coincidence”, some might simply call it chance. Through their materials artworks stay anchored in life. Art Objects retain a quality of familiarity and recognition. This connects to the recipients, to their own experience in everyday life.