What attracts me to drawing is precisely the frugality of the medium, which facilitates a very direct and immediate execution. The quality that underscores the bareness and simplicity of the expression I seek in my work lies in this austerity of resources.
My work generally treats just of “things,” objects taken from daily life such as pieces of furniture, dresses, plants, buildings, or mountains. Figures such as little girls, princesses, or dolls that appear to be related to children’s stories and imaginary worlds are also present. This whole universe of “things” is portrayed in a simple yet rigorous formal language, playfully situated between abstraction and concrete images. Also leading to poetry and irony, my approach to this seemingly naïve or even stupid imaginary world is clearly formalistic. In my search for the limits of representation, things are divested of their attributes and converted into “form.” Form is the true theme of my work—the ambiguity between representation and definition being a sign or symbol that travels in an intimate and subjective way from the visible to the invisible, from what we see to that which exists.
Artist Bio / CV
1961 born in Rockenhausen, Germany
1981-88 studies at the Academy of Fine Art in Munich, Germany • from 1993 lives and works in Barcelona
SOLO EXHIBITIONS / selection • 2009 Art Amsterdam, Artbackoffice, Amsterdam • Gallery Miquel Alzueta, Casavells, Girona • 2008 Gallery Can Mora, Sant Vicenç de Montalt, Barcelona • Drawings Objects, MasArt Gallery, Barcelona • Playground, Gallery Carmen de la Calle, Madrid • 2007 Anima, Städtische Galerie Villingen–Schwenningen, Germany • Domestic, L'Estruch Cultural Center, Sabadell • 2006 Dibuixos, Gallery Sis, Sabadell • La casa de Carmen, Gallery Carmen de la Calle, Madrid • Open House, Gallery MasArt, Barcelona • 2005 Lectures, Gallery Esther Montoriol, Barcelona • Art Frankfurt, Gallery MasArt, Frankfurt • Minyonies, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy • 2004 Artothek, Munich • Gallery Esther Montoriol, Barcelona • 2002 De niñas y flores, Gallery Esther Montoriol, Barcelona • 2001 Gallery Claramunt, Barcelona
GROUP EXHIBITIONS / selection • 2009 Gallery Esther Montoriol, Laberints, Barcelona • Can Framis, Fundación Vila Casas, Barcelona • Arco '09, MasArt Gallery, Madrid • 2008 Arco '08, MasArt Gallery, Madrid • Arte Fiera, Gallery Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Bologna • 2007 NY Drawing Center, Non-Declarative Drawing • Sommer, Sonne, Mond und Sterne, Gallery Bernhard Knaus, Mannheim • 2006 Art Brussels, Gallery MasArt, Brussels 2005 Lectures, Gallery Esther Montoriol, Barcelona • Art Frankfurt, Gallery MasArt, Frankfurt • Minyonies, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy • 2004 Imágenes ambiguas…, Gallery de la Riba, Cadaqués • Fauna, Gallery MasArt, Barcelona • 2003 Soledades, Gallery Hartmann, Barcelona • Gallery MasArt, Barcelona • 2002 Arco 02, Gallery Claramunt, Madrid • Gallery Senda, Fundación Codespa, Barcelona • 47º Salon Européen de Jeunes Créateurs, Montrouge • 2001 Art Frankfurt, Gallery Claramunt, Frankfurt • 2000 Gallery Katia Ried, Munich