Life series

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Town Life

 

The oil painting "Stadtleben" represents the beginning of the art series "-leben". In the spirit of Friedrich Nietzsche, the aspect of perspective is shown as the "basic condition of all life" (JGB, KSA 5, p. 12). Because life encompasses a whole. But man himself has no access to it. The living person is always bound to its own perspective and view of the world, which has a certain order of its own. 

 

The art series "-leben" plays with these aspects. What's more, it tries to visualize life graphically in its versatile perspectives. For the viewer, this primarily means chaos - a supposedly chaotic combination of different points of view that emerge from black or rather nothingness. 

 

Each particle, each geometric form stands on its own, but approaches the other forms and thus establishes a necessary connection. In the end, the work becomes a panorama of a city, a combination of houses, people, stairs with their own order: an order of perspectives.

 

Stadtleben - Town life, 2018

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, with framed

31 1/2 × 39 2/5 × 1 3/5 in

82 × 102 × 5 cm


Individual Life

 

The acrylic painting "Single Life" represents the counterpart, respectively the opponent to the work "Group Life". In contrast to life in a group in „Gruppenleben“, the personal path of the individual is visually clarified with its highs and lows.

 

The large round, graphically multi-layered figure in the centre of the painting stands on this waved path. Its life path suggests stability in its straightforwardness; the loops within the line, on the other hand, suggest instability: success as well as loss, joy and pain. And repeatedly there are pits within this path that could let fall the individual. Either they let the individual fall into nothingness or they simply represent a new beginning. 

 

Under this path this person sees architectural walls, a city with further life and other ways of life. He is certainly aware of them, can be afraid of them, stand above or even fuse with them.

 

Einzelleben - Individual life, 2019

Acrylic on canvas, black framed

20 1/2 × 16 1/2 × 1 3/10 in

52 × 42 × 3.2 cm

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Group Life

 

In contrast to the painting "Individual Life", the acrylic painting "Group Life" lets the fusion of individuals into groups come to the fore. People in their round and thus flowing forms come into contact, exchange ideas, create something new together or repel each other like elementary particles. The aspect of rounding represents precisely this flow of change.

 

Likewise, groups stand in the tension between demarcation and opening, which allows them to become their environment. This is exactly what the angular shapes around the people stand for. The edged forms do not allow flowing exchange or constructive dialogue outside the group. They rub each other up the wrong way.

 

Gruppenleben - Group life, 2019

Acrylic on canvas, black framed

20 1/2 × 16 1/2 × 1 3/10 in

52 × 42 × 3.2 cm


Mind Life

 

The work "Kopfleben", painted in acrylic, from the series "-leben" places the intellectual work of man, visually represented by the abstract heads, in the foreground. 

 

The Life Series deals with the principle of multidimensional perspectives. According to Nietzsche, perspective is the "basic condition of all life" (JGB, KSA 5, p. 12). Life encompasses a whole, to which man himself, however, has no access. The living person is always bound to their own perspective and view of the world, which has a certain order of its own. The other perspectives appear strange. 

 

In its collision and touching of heads, the work thematizes the constantly modified exchange. But the graphic black also shows its insurmountable remaining demarcation from each other.

 

Kopfleben - Mind life, 2019

Acrylic on cotton, white framed

16 1/10 × 12 1/2 × 1 1/5 in

40.8 × 31.8 × 3 cm


Sequence Life

 

As the title already shows, the artwork "Reihenleben" deals with waiting, following and reaching. In this process the human being is still surrounded by influences, possibilities and new perspectives. The safety of the sequence or queue and the achievement of its goal gives the person patience in waiting. If, however, he strives for freedom, he leaves the line and plunges into an initial "chaos". 

 

The Life Series deals with the principle of multidimensional perspectives. According to Nietzsche, perspective is the "basic condition of all life" (JGB, KSA 5, p. 12). Because life encompasses a whole. But man himself has no access to it. The living person is always bound to its own perspective and view of the world, which has a certain order of its own.

 

Reihenleben - Sequence life, 2019

Acrylic on cotton

20 2/5 × 9 4/5 × 1 1/5 in

51.8 × 24.8 × 3 cm


Dancing Life

 

Tanzleben - Dancing Life, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

39 2/5 × 19 7/10 × 1 1/2 in

100 × 50 × 3.8 cm


Night Life

 

Nachtleben - Night Life, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

80x120x3,8 cm

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Wander Life

 

Wanderleben - Wander Life, 2019

Acrylic on canvas, white framed

47 1/5 × 39 2/5 × 1 1/5 in

122 × 102 × 3,2 cm

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Society Life

 

Gesellschaftsleben- Society Life, 2019

Acrylic on canvas, white framed

40 1/5 × 40 1/5 × 2 in

102 × 102 × 5 cm


Ice Life

 

Eisleben - Ice Life, 2019

Acrylic on canvas, white framed

20 1/2 × 20 1/2 × 2 in

52 × 52 × 5 cm


Schwarmleben

 

Schwarmleben - Swarm Life, 2019

Acrylic on canvas, white framed

31 1/2 × 31 1/2 × 1 1/2 in

82 × 82 × 5 cm


Joyful Life

 

Freudenleben - Joyful life, 2019

Acrylic on cotton, white framed

10 1/5 × 7 4/5 × 1 1/5 in

25.8 × 19.8 × 3 cm

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