Dots Parts Fest

A few months ago, Elspeth from New Elementary asked me to play around with a few new Lego Sets from the dots series, namely the bracelets.

There are a bunch of results, which will be showcased time by time where this post will be constantly updated.


The Virus edition

>>> The post over at New Elementary

For starters there are the interwoving bracelets which give a nice irregular and organic base.

Some applications of this technique – the viruses are here!

Here are three connected bracelets forming an endless stream. This never went beyond WIP.


Where evolution took place

>>> The post over at New Elementary

Three colourful fellas from the sea.

Some sketches.

And finally some sketches inspired by and with the (mostly printed) tiles from those sets.

Brick Art_digital

New times offer new paths. This one leading to developing educational content online. Actually I am concentrating on a specific technique of making pictures with bricks.

There has been a cooperation with the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, showing how to easily make abstract art with simple plates.


Right now there is another tutorial online. This one was developed in cooperation with the Clemens Sels Museum Neuss in Neuss. It’s a two-part tutorial and further explains and demonstrates an approach to pictoral expressions with an extended palette of elements, exemplified by adapting a painting of the German painter Heinrich Hoerle. Hoerle is influenced by Expressionism and Constructivism.

Brick Art – Built pictures (part 1)

Brick Art – Built pictures (part 2)

And here’s the built picture of Heinrich Hoerle’s ‘Rheinische Landschaft’ from 1932. The original painting is part of the collection of the Clemens Sels Museum Neuss, all image rights of that picture belong to them.

There is also a radio article at News 89.4 covering the project.

El Groupo [the gathering]

Presenting a small series of spray can characters I built over the last few months.

They’re all in midi scale compared to the 1:1 Inside the Spraycan series. Further down you can find the single interpretations.

To celebrate the series and to share my art work as a hard copy I have released an edition of 20 of the Ethereal Being. Each piece comes with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.  One piece will be available for 100€. Your support will help me and my family in this uncertain lockdown situation. All planned creative workshops have been cancelled.

If you are interested shoot me a mail.

There is also a chance to get a piece for free, check my instagram account for details.

Ethereal Being

 Tales from the Crypt

Top Gear

Deity

Metatrain

Meta is one of the rare Street Artists in my city who’s work is absolutely original. He inittiated a spontaneous project, after finding a book with pictures of trains in a pile of rubbish on the streets. He forwarded all of the countless fantastic images of real and model trains to many of his Graffiti and Street Art colleagues. I was lucky to be able to pick a train from the book and the SNCF Jouef BB 26000 locomotive immediately caught my attention with the vision of a brick-ified version. The project sat on my desk for about two years before recently I managed to make my version.

I concentrated on the basic shape, the color scheme and some distinct details. As just copying something in existence does not attract me, I decided to implement two twists. First of all I wanted to break the train while keeping the shape. Secondary I included my alias into the sides of the trains, referring to Graffiti and the expression bombing a train.

The blueprint (Original image courtesy to Bernard Canet / Jouef)

And a WIP shot of the sketch and the forged side wall.

Bugsy and Malone

They always appear as a team.

 

Welcome the newest members of the metallic family.

Into the Blaq

week #8

Pure red is such a pain to photograph and edit.

Part of the Enter the Brick series.

Into the Blaq

2020

6.5 x 9.7 x 7.5 cm

plastic bricks

Elemental Gravity

week #7

A fresh photographic retake of a 2012 creation.

Part of the Enter the Brick series.

Elemental Gravity

2012 / 2016

17,5 x 16 x 16 cm

plastic bricks, spraypaint & glue

 

Peel Session

Ever tried to peel a brick to see what is inside or if it is eatable?

This is the result of my efforts ><

week #6

Peel Session

2020

7,4 x 10 x 7,7 cm

plastic bricks

Musk-a-Tear

Belief has many forms. Some believe in brands, others in a manifest. All three large religions – muslims, jews and christians – have the same origin and share similar values. Even more the categoric imperative is an integral part of every religion. The fundamentals who kill in the name of their god abuse religion for their personal mordlust. True believers are liberal, they are open-minded and don’t force their opinion upon others. May creativity and art unite!

Week #5

Musk-a-Tear

2016

5 x 9,9 x 5,4 cm

plastic bricks & glue

Power Up (2020 revamp)

A retake and remake of an older piece of the Enter the Brick series. The first three images are spot on 2020 and the last one the 2011 version.

week #4

At Flickr I am limited to 1000 photos, so I’ll have to delete more than half of my photos asap. So showcasing the series actually only here and at Insta.

Power Up

2011/2020

5,9 x 9,6 x 6,1 cm

plastic bricks & glue