STATEMENT & BIO
I am a visual artist who studied Fine Arts in Hamburg. I now live in Nuremberg. I got deeper into making analogue collages after I stopped painting. One day in 2014 while I was hunting for material, I found a three-metre long row of old picture books in the street. The books were mostly black-and-white landscapes of Germany in the 1950s and 60s, the Wirtschaftswunder era. I started my landscape series from that source material. When collaging, I work slowly, but on several pieces at the same time so things keep growing. To build a landscape collage, I create many layers with many pieces. The figures that appear in my collages allow me to create a narrative. I see the whole process around making collage as a journey: a room, a table, the paper, the cutter, the glue…collecting, finding patterns…grouping…archiving material…finding old books and magazines…finding fragments…cutting, tearing, coincidence, gluing, the hand of chance, memory, layering, selecting, remembering, combining, deciding…searching…surprising myself…gluing. I look at collage as its own medium with an unbelievably large variety of possibilities and techniques.