born 1964 in Aschaffenburg, Germany. Since 1986 active as a visual artist. Since 1989 national and international exhibitions. Since 2010 work with „re-cycled and found objects“
The chair has been with us almost since the beginning of time. A piece of furniture not just for practical purposes, but as an expression of royalty, of religion, of hierarchy, of art. We examine the history of this unique object which has served each one of us since childhood.
Through my work I transform each chair into a unique and individual object. Chairs that once were mass-produced and homogenous, become singular and unique: re-cycled, re-furbished, re-mixed and re-decorated.
I am particularly interested to give value and meaning to something that has been overlooked. To free the object from its traditional use and turn it into something special. Through this process the chair that was once used on a daily basis, becomes a self-sufficient piece of art. Hereby we explore traditional historical objects that gain value by a mere change of perspective. It is these themes of chairs as sculptural objects and art as object of utility that I am particularly fascinated by.
It is the love for the daily things that we surround ourselves with, their unique shape and expression, that give me hope that not all is lost to pure consumerism and IKEAlisation
- interior decoration and sense of taste
- Frankfurt am Main
- featured in the book: UPCYCLIST http://www.upcyclist.co.uk/
Mörfelder Landstraße 46
60598 Frankfurt am Main