Dematerialisation of SUV
In this year’s participation at the International Summer Academy Salzburg, I tried focusing on my general strategy in painting. The course’s theme was »Pendant«, which throws me slightly off my game. I had one masterpiece in oil in my head, which now didn’t correspond with the demand. But I had to deal with it and so I had to replan my strategy. On the one hand, I want to paint in a very fundamental way to achieve a personal expression while painting. On the other hand, it’s important for me to plan a procedure before painting and execute it afterwards. So I still struggle finding a way to combine classical oil painting with a stable conceptional foundation to have a strong plan for the future.
We are well on the way to destroying our livelihood. Mass production is crushing us. Nature struggles not to lose its balance. In this first series, I want to present an well-known toy of us - the SUV. For me, the SUV represents an allegory for a total needless stupid product. It's too big, it's too resource-intensive, it's dangerous for non-motorized, it's expensive, it's a simple luxury fetish. No one needs such a thing. And so it became the key visual of my sujets.
I want to place artificial 3D data as a foreign object into realistic landscapes to symbolize an occupation of the nature trough artificial things. This digital montages will be transferred into classical oil paintings.