About

Artist Statement

Different levels of reality, frozen situations between facts and fiction fascinate me. I examine these themes by making constructions out of paper and cardboard, which I subsequently photograph. Building a mock-up is a crucial first step to make the real or fictional world tangible in a different way. By placing a construction between the object and its representation, this object is perceived indirectly and appears less ominous. Color, flatness and structure of the paper abstract the appearance of the real object. Space and reduction become image-forming features.

Layering, constructing and photographing - analog sculpturing is complemented by digital possibilities. The results are images, alternating between the three-dimensionality of the form and the flatness of the paper.

Biography

2018
Residenzstipendium Future Lab - Kunst in neuen digitalen Räumen

Nomination Vonovia Award "Best Photo Series" (Vonovia Award - shortlist)

2017
 - present
Teaching assignment at the University of Fine Arts Essen

2016

Laureate 1. RANOVA-Award 2016/2017

2013
 - 2017
Fine Arts at the University of Fine Arts Essen, with prof. Thomas Wrede and prof. Carsten Gliese

1960
 
Born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Exhibitions

2020
"What remains", Gallery Ü109, Gelsenkirchen

2019
"Unter Umständen zusammenhangend", StadtGalerie, Kunstverein Ahlen
"So Konkret", Mathildenhof, Essen
"Größer als klein", BIG Gallery, Dortmund
"Grenzgang Fotokunst", Wiesbadener Fototage, Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Wiesbaden
"Brennpunkte", RKB, Forum Kunst und Architektur, Essen
"One Village", solo-exhibition Szeniale, Gelsenkirchen
"Zuhause" - Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum
"Portrait", Zwischenraum Ateliers, Schwerte
"Flowers", Produzenten-Galerie 42, Dortmund

2018
"VERORTUNG", Stadtmuseum Münster / Friedrich-Hundt-Gesellschaft e.V., Münster (FHG Münster)
"Storyboard", solo-exhibition Gallery Obrist, Essen (+Basement Obrist)
"SCHAUfenster à la Art“, Kunstpreis des Landkreises Alzey-Worms, Wörrstadt

2017
"First Class“, Gallery Art Room, Düsseldorf (Art Room Düsseldorf)
"Future Artists Future“, Forum Kunst und Architektur, Essen (FKA Essen)
"Now“, Gallery Clowns und Pferde, Essen
DIE GROSSE, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (DIE GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW)
"Story-telling", solo exhibition RANOVA, Unna

2016
"Winterausstellung ZKE Projekt“, Zeche Königin Elisabeth, Essen (Fotografie als Medium in der Kunst)
"Upcoming Masters of Photography DGPh“, Photokina, Köln
"Revierkunst“, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund
"IN vitro“, Rechenzentrum der Universität zu Köln (Kunst im RRZK)

2015
"5. Essener Förderpreis“, Nominierung und Ausstellung, Essen
"Degree Show 2015“, HBK Essen