+ A painting is a conglomeration of failings.
But, we can say this of life also.
+ I'm interested in reconstructing symbols. It's
about connecting with an older knowledge and trying
to discover continuities in why we search for
+ Finished is a difficult word. Sometimes I think
a work is finished, and then five years later
I start it again.
+ The reason for this project comes from my childhood,
that is clear to me. I did not have any toys.
So, I played in the bricks of ruined buildings
around me and with which I built houses.
+ What interests me is the transformation, not
the monument. I don't construct ruins, but I feel
ruins are moments when things show themselves.
A ruin is not a catastrophe. It is the moment
when things can start again.
+ Nazi art is really horrible, it's boring, but
the architecture of the 30s isn't specifically
German, it was the architecture of its time.
+ The book, the idea of a book or the image of
a book, is a symbol of learning, of transmitting
knowledge.. I make my own books to find my way
through the old stories.
+ Art is difficult. It's not entertainment. There
are only a few people who can say something about
art.. it's very restricted.
+ When knowledge becomes rigid, it stops living.
+ Buying art is not understanding art.
+ I believe art has to take responsibility but
it should not give up being art.
+ The making of a painting is a reflection of
your thought process but it also has a process
of its own. Always, it is about somewhere I am
trying to get to that I can never get to. This
is the dilemma. But you also reach a place of
transformation. The painting is transformed and
you are transformed also. This is the exciting