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 has begun in 2014, is a growing archive of these clouds and will be completed
when the last fossil fuel power plant has been closed.
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.
Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita
mi ritrovai per una selva oscura,
ché la diritta via era smarrita.
Ahi quanto a dir qual era è cosa dura
esta selva selvaggia e aspra e forte
che nel pensier rinova la paura!
(From Dante, La divina commedio, Canto I)