top WAITING FOR YOU ON PRISTINE SHORES

WAITING FOR YOU ON PRISTINE SHORES
triptych 2019
acrylic and oil on canvas
380 (w) x 120 (h) x 2 cm
149,6 (w) x 59,1 (h) x 0,79 inches

I share the opinion of the famous Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944), that paintings contain not only a creative message as single piece. You can look at them also in a major conceptional context. The triptych WAITING FOR YOU ON PRISTINE SHORES combines three new and essential of my works from aesthetic standpoints as well as with regard to contents:
The Morning – The Day – The Evening. Lights and colours during the day are different. There are similarities, but every phase of the day stays independent und has its very own feelings. The sea was, is and always will be a major place of longing for humans. The numeration is almost limitless: brightness, the Azure, summer (although I love the hibernal sea too), sand, waves, neverending noises of brakers and sea gulls, salt in the mouth and at the skin. Warmth, wanderlust and downtime. The sea deeply touches in its nativeness, autarchy, also destructiveness and its existence from the beginning to the end of all times. Everyone of us ties his own stories with the sea.

* * * *

LARGE-SIZED PAINTINGS.
LARGE-SIZED TRILOGY.

The trilogy combines following works and should "read" from left to right:

left part:
- The Morning -
SEARCHING FOR THE DAWN
acrylic and oil on canvas, 2019
120 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm
47,2 (w) x 59,1 (h) x 0,79 inches

center part:
- The Day -
MAKE ME BELIEVE IN YOUR SUNLIGHT
acrylic and oil on canvas, 2019
120 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm
47,2 (w) x 59,1 (h) x 0,79 inches

right part:
- The Evening -
BEFORE TWILIGHT CALLS US BACK TO PORT
arylic and oil on canvas, 2019
120 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm
47,2 (w) x 59,1 (h) x 0,79 inches

* * * *

“You don’t need to be the tide to rise and fall,
you don’t have to be a wave to touch the shore;
just be a little sand-grain and feel them all.”
― Munia Khan

top TIME IS DANCING FROM SUNSET TO SUNRISE II

TIME IS DANCING FROM SUNSET TO SUNRISE II
Triptych 2018/19
acrylic and oil on canvas
380 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm

LARGE-SIZED PAINTINGS.
LARGE-SIZED TRILOGY AS TRIPTYCH.

I share the opinion of the famous Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944), that paintings contain not only a creative message as single piece. You can look at them also in a major conceptional context. This triology TIME IS DANCING FROM SUNSET TO SUNRISE combines three new and essential of my works (2017/2018) from aesthetic standpoints as well as with regard to contents.

One day from sunset to sunrise and from sunrise to sunset. One day and month, one season and year, one life. We are on a journey. There's no standstill. The clock is ticking. Carpe diem et memento mori. Time is dancing and fading. We all have a fate. But it's not of us to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. And so every day, every breath is precious and beyond retrieval. Scars remind us of our history. The small and the big stories of our life. We don't remember every face and place. But we feel what we were and what we are. Carpe diem et memento mori – remember that you will die and seize the day.

The triptych combines following works and should "read" from left to right:

"TRUE AT FIRST LIGHT V"
acrylic and oil on canvas, 2018, 120 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm
left part of the triptych

"WE'LL MEET AGAIN SOME SUNNY DAY"
acrylic and oil on canvas, 2017/18 120 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm
center part of the triptych

"TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD AND BEYOND II"
acrylic and oil on canvas, 2019, 120 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm
right part of the triptych

* * * *

"Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real."
- Cormac McCarthy (ex: All the Pretty Horses)

top WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS ON SACRED LAND II

WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS ON SACRED LAND II
2019
acrylic and oil on canvas
150 x 120 x 2 cm

"Your heart is sacred land. Don't let just anything enter it. Guard it with your life."
- Yasmin Mogahed (ex: Reclaim Your Heart)

"This mountain has my heart. This land is our church."
- Caleen Sisk (spiritual leader of the Winnemen Wintu Tribe)

top TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD AND BEYOND II

TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD AND BEYOND II
2019
150 (h) x 120 (w) x 2 cm
acrylic and oil on canvas

Await my return from the open sea
Yesterday, tomorrow, always
Watch for me on the mountain
I will search for you until I find you
Through hundred worlds and lifetimes
To the edge of the world and beyond.

top THE GHOSTS OF THE FOREST (diptych)

THE GHOSTS OF THE FOREST
diptych 2017/19
acrylic and oil on canvas
260 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm

There was a time when the ghosts talked to us. But do we remember where we came from? So much of our future lies in preserving our past. The world inside us, our memories, intensive moments, bittersweet but indispensable feelings. And what about the ghosts and their stories from a time long ago?

The diptych combines following 2 works and should "read" from left to right:

"WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS ON SACRED LAND II"
acrylic and oil on canvas, 2019, 120 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm
left part of the diptych

"WHEN MORNING CONQUERS THE DARK OF NIGHT"
acrylic and oil on canvas, 2017, 120 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm
right part of the diptych

* * *

"The muses are ghosts, and sometimes they come uninvited."
- Stephen King (ex: Bag of Bones)

"Ghosts don't haunt us. They're present among us because we won't let go of them."
- Sue Grafton (ex: M is for Malice)

top TRUE AT FIRST LIGHT V

TRUE AT FIRST LIGHT V
150 x 120 x 2 cm
acrylic and oil on canvas
2018

In the last hour of the night
Our intentions are fine
And we believe in world's beauty
Till we betray what we're fighting for
Till all is aflame what we should love
Till first light will wake us up again.

To say it in different, but very true words by Hemingway:
"All things truly wicked start from innocence."

"True At First Light" is the title of the last published novel by the US-American novelist Ernest Hemingway, written until 1954, but first released by the son decades after his death.

top FROM FEAR TO LOVE (triptych)

FROM FEAR TO LOVE
triptych 2013
acrylic and oil on canvas
320 (w) x 120 (h) x 2 cm

There is one small quote that tells the topic of this triptych in clear and wise words:

"Life is a long pilgrimage from fear to love."
~ Paulo Coelho

top LOVE ON THE BEACH AT SUNRISE (SANTA MONICA PIER)

LOVE ON THE BEACH AT SUNRISE (SANTA MONICA PIER)
120 (w) x 120 (h) x 2 cm / 47,2 (w) x 47,2 (h) x 0,79 in
acrylic and oil on canvas
2019

Inspired by the fragile and volatile beauty of life. Carpe diem, seize the day. Every day should feel like a sunrise at Santa Monica Beach. And love is always the question and the answer.

“We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.”

~ Charles Bukowski

top IN BREATHLESS SILENCE

IN BREATHLESS SILENCE
2012
59,1 (w) x 47,2 (h) x 0,79 inches
150 (w) x 120 (h) x 2 cm
acrylic and oil on canvas

An older work, just back from a multi-year exhibition: breathless, speechless and silent in the face of the rough sea raising a storm onshore. Do we still remember yesterday when the waters were smooth? Breathless, speechless and silent, will you still love me tomorrow and when I'm no longer young and beautiful?

* * * *

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

top HOPE ON THE BEACH AT SUNSET (SANTA MONICA PIER)

HOPE ON THE BEACH AT SUNSET (SANTA MONICA PIER)
150 (w) x 120 (h) x 2 cm / 59,1 (w) x 47,2 (h) x 0,79 in
acrylic and oil on canvas
2019

“I will remember the kisses
And how you gave me
Everything you had
And how I offered you
What was left of me.”

~ Charles Bukowski