Painting/Malerei

  • Cloud Project (Klingenberg), oil on canvas, 200x 300 cm, 2017
Cloud Project

Die Bilder der Serie Cloud Project zeigen “menschengemachte” Wolken,
die aus Kraftwerken stammen. In den noch insgesamt 118 Kraftwerken in Deutschland werden
fossile Brennstoffe zur Energiegewinnung genutzt und dabei schädliche Emissionen ausgestoßen.
Das 2014 begonnene Projekt ist ein wachsendes Archiv dieser Wolken und wird abgeschlossen,
wenn das letzte mit fossilen Brennstoffen betriebene Kraftwerk geschlossen ist.

The images in the Cloud Project series show “man-made” clouds coming from power plants. A total of 118 power plants in Germany still use fossil fuels to generate energy and emit harmful emissions in the process.
The project, which began in 2014, is a growing archive of these clouds and will be completed
when the last fossil fuel power plant has been closed.

Notes on an Imaginary Journey

16 paintings, oil on canvas, 20×20 cm each, 2020


This series of paintings was started in March 2020. They depict some of the most desired and far away travel destinations.
The images were inspired by advertisements, travel magazines and books.
Travelling to foreign, exotic places has become a natural part of contempary life, taken for granted until the Corona
pandemic put an immediate stop to the freedom of movement all over the world. What seemed part of a natural way of
living for people of all social classes in Europe, has all of a sudden been taken away from us. It has been replaced with
a nostalgia for travel and foreign places.

But what is it exactly that we long for? If one explores what kind of images represent the longing for the faraway, one cannot
help realize that the average image of travel destinations comes down to beach, sea and palms. If taken out of their
larger context, the images become exchangeable: a beach is a beach is a beach, and our independence and individuality
might just be an illusion.