In my own pictures, I am interested in traces of chance; I am looking for working methods which leave traces as randomly and as unplanned as possible on the canvas. What is consciously put in a decorative manner I would like to avoid.
Found objects are being implemented, and I go over them again and again until the form is made visible in a new way (see Own works II and series: The aesthetics of things, Own works I). Here boundaries between picture, collage and object get blurry.
Painting sometimes needs another dimension into space. Material on canvas can be a 3D experience, then the picture can be felt. These works are rather reduced and abstracted.
Structure, texture or surface character are important, contrasts – something scraped away lets previous layers come shining through again. The canvas gets cut, maybe sewed, I am experimenting with the possibilities and limitations of canvas and the stretcher frame.
And as Franz Erhard Walter put it:”A picture, it will become later.“